A guide to Vision Mātauranga from some of the best in the science sector

Who better to give advice on Vision Mātauranga than those who live and breathe it every day? The Rauika Māngai…

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Soil testing

Bacteria: a better indicator of soil quality?

The bacterial community in soil is so closely tied to land use that it can predict what’s going on ‘above…

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June Newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Preliminary myrtle rust results, lockdown science, PhD research on soil microbiota and much more . . .

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Studying the response of the forest soil microbiota to kauri dieback

Alexa Byers writes about her PhD research into kauri dieback and soil microbiota

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‘Home gardening’ during lockdown

Hoa Nguyen had to improvise to save part of her PhD during lockdown,

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The team scouting sites

New study sites for Beyond Myrtle Rust

It might not be ‘the season’ but the team from Beyond Myrtle Rust (BMR) couldn’t wait to get back out into the field this month.

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Myrtle rust symptoms

Preliminary results from myrtle rust susceptibility testing

This project aimed to assess the relative risk posed by myrtle rust to six Myrtaceae species under natural New Zealand conditions. Here’s what they found.

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MR uredinia on lophomyrtus leaves

Preliminary results from priority myrtle rust monitoring

Over the 2019/2020 field season myrtle rust disease occurrence and severity was recorded fortnightly at two field sites in the Rotorua district. Here’s what they found.

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A strategic approach to partnership

Authentic partnership with mana whenua takes pride of place in the BioHeritage Challenge. But what happens when seven different teams all want to honour this process in a similar field of work?

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Non-productive vegetation can increase vital services on farms

Non-productive vegetation on farms can increase ecosystem services such as decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation, according to a recent study.

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