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Kauri dieback in the Waitakere Ranges — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on August 10th, 2017.

Auckland Council yesterday released a report stating that infection rates of kauri with dieback disease in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park have more than doubled in the last five years. The report shows that the number of kauri within the park has risen from 7.9% in 2011 (with a further 2.7% possibly infected) to 19.0% infected […]

SMC BRIEFING: Kauri dieback – what happens now?

John Kerr posted in on February 11th, 2015.

Kauri, one of New Zealand’s most iconic tree species, are dying. It is becoming apparent that Kauri Dieback disease is here to stay. But how widespread is the pathogen behind Dieback? Can we hold off the disease using fungicides? Or could we breed a new generation of Kauri trees resistant to the disease? Ahead of […]

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