Books published by the NZPPS

The Plant Protection Data Toolbox

The Plant Protection Data Toolbox

Edited by R.M. Beresford, K.J. Froud, J.M. Kean and S.P. Worner (2015)
ISBN 978-0-473-33312-6

Primary production is increasingly at risk from biosecurity, phytosanitary and pest management threats that require plant protection scientists to utilise new analysis and modelling methods. Researchers must be able to support informed decision making and provide objective advice based on quantitative...

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Utilising Plant Defence for Pest Control

Utilising Plant Defence for Pest Control

Edited by K.V. Wurms, A.J. Popay, N.L. Bell and M.V. Jaspers (2013)
ISBN 978-0-473-24800-0

Plant defence is an essential tool for helping to control pests, but there are currently many challenges to using it to full potential. In 2011, the New Zealand Plant Protection Society organised a symposium entitled "Utilising Plant Defence for Pest Control" to address ways in which plant defence can...

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An Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of New Zealand

An Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of New Zealand

Trevor James, Ian Popay, Paul Champion, Nik Grbavac and Birgit Rhode (2012)
ISBN 978-0-473-22410-3

Now for something completely different! How many of you have ever looked closely at the details of the seeds of weeds? Some, we admit, are rather boring but then again, some of them are absolutely stunning. A glance at the front cover of this book reveals some of huge variation in the size and shape...

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An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand

An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand

Paul Champion, Trevor James, Ian Popay, Kerry Ford (2012)
ISBN 978-0-473-21660-3

For many years those of us who have to identify grasses as part of our jobs or who just want to find out what plants are called have had to make do with tattered old copies of Lambrechsten's What grass is that? or imported works on British or Australian grasses, like Hubbard's Grasses of the British...

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Paddock to PCR:  Demystifying Molecular Technologies for Practical Plant Protection

Paddock to PCR: Demystifying Molecular Technologies for Practical Plant Protection

Edited by H.J. Ridgway, T.R. Glare, S.A. Wakelin and M. O'Callaghan (2011)
ISBN 978-0-473-18220-5

Molecular biology, and particularly the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), is a relatively new science but has contributed immensely to enhancing the productivity of, and solving problems in, New Zealand's primary industries. Currently, a large and often daunting array of molecular techniques is available...

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Microbial Products: Exploiting Microbial Diversity for Sustainable Plant Production

Microbial Products: Exploiting Microbial Diversity for Sustainable Plant Production

Edited by S.M. Zydenbos and T.A. Jackson (2010)
ISBN 978-0-473-16531-4

Microbes and their metabolites are poised to play an increasingly important role in agricultural systems as plant protection and growth promotion agents. The impetus for change has been driven by consumer and market demands for products with "no-detectable" chemical residues and minimal environmental...

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An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand Third Edition

An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand Third Edition

Ian Popay, Paul Champion, Trevor James (2010)
ISBN 978-0-473-16285-6

This popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is still written for a wide audience, with simple text and a user-friendly approach, but at 448 pages it is bigger and better than ever. Covering just over 600 species, and...

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Surveillance for Biosecurity: Pre-Border to Pest Management

Surveillance for Biosecurity: Pre-Border to Pest Management

Edited by K.J. Froud, I.A. Popay and S.M. Zydenbos (2008)
ISBN 978-0-473-14188-2

New Zealand's distance from other land masses and its relatively recent human occupation explain why some of the worst pests and diseases that afflict agriculture and the natural environment elsewhere have not reached our shores. Our biosecurity system, the envy of many other countries, aims to keep...

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Future Challenges in Crop Protection: Repositioning New Zealand's Primary Industries for the Future

Future Challenges in Crop Protection: Repositioning New Zealand's Primary Industries for the Future

Edited by M.R. Butcher, J.T.S. Walker and S.M. Zydenbos (2007)
ISBN 978-0-473-13471-6

New Zealand is renowned for its innovative primary production practices and high quality produce. Integrated fruit and wine production are the mainstays of horticultural export while intensive pastoral production, in an environment free of international animal diseases of concern, is the basis of that...

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Plant Protection in Organic Arable and Vegetable Crops

Plant Protection in Organic Arable and Vegetable Crops

D. Teulon, P. Cameron, G. Bourdot and D. Curtin (2005)
ISBN 0-478-10843-5

Developed to address a perceived lack of information on pest, disease and weed management in organic farming in New Zealand, this new book is an invaluable resource for organic arable and vegetable growers and their consultants, as well as for those considering a move to reduced chemical usage or organics....

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Pesticide Resistance: Prevention and Management Strategies 2005

Pesticide Resistance: Prevention and Management Strategies 2005

Edited by N.A. Martin, R.M. Beresford and K.C. Harrington (2005)
ISBN 0-473-10441-5

The issue of resistance of pests, including plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria, insects, mites, nematodes and weeds, to pesticides is very relevant to sustainable agriculture and horticulture. The New Zealand Plant Protection Society has been proactive in documenting and highlighting pesticide resistance...

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Managing Wilding Conifers in New Zealand: Present and Future

Managing Wilding Conifers in New Zealand: Present and Future

Edited by R.L. Hill, S.M. Zydenbos and C.M. Bezar (2004)
ISBN 0-478-10842-7

There is growing recognition that wilding conifers have the potential to change our landscape and adversely affect land-use value. This volume considers the economic and environmental importance of wilding conifers in New Zealand, whether current control strategies and methods are adequate to manage...

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Defending the Green Oasis: New Zealand Biosecurity and Science

Defending the Green Oasis: New Zealand Biosecurity and Science

Edited by S. Goldson and D.M. Suckling (2003)
ISBN 0-473-09386-3

Biosecurity is vitally important to New Zealand. For reasons related to a lengthy period of geographical isolation, this country's production and indigenous ecosystems are uniquely susceptible to invasion by highly destructive exotic species. The green oasis of New Zealand must be defended by optimal...

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Plant Protection Challenges in Organic Production

Plant Protection Challenges in Organic Production

Edited by D.M. Suckling and M.R. Butcher (2001)
ISBN 0-478-06828-X

This book deals with the many challenges organic producers face when pest problems arise. Pest management strategies are distinctly different when conventional pesticides are not an option.

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Managing Urban Weeds and Pests

Managing Urban Weeds and Pests

Edited by D.M. Suckling and P.S. Stevens (2000)
ISBN 0-478-06821-2

This book contains articles covering a range of important issues associated with urban pest management and is intended to encourage informed debate. It should be useful for students, resource managers in regional councils and elsewhere, and the interested public.

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A Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Common Weeds in Colour

A Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Common Weeds in Colour

Compiled by E.A. Upritchard (1997)
ISBN 0-9597676-1-4

A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the professional scientist. Common and botanical names are included, along with a simple description, and other...

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Plant Protection: Costs, Benefits and Trade Implications

Plant Protection: Costs, Benefits and Trade Implications

Edited by D.M. Suckling and A.J. Popay (1993)
ISBN 0-47-01675-8

This book aims to stimulate dialogue and debate, towards a common view of how plant protection impacts on the rest of society in New Zealand. It contains six cost benefit analyses and ten policy papers.

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Standard Common Names for Weeds in New Zealand

Compiled by A.J. Healy (1984)
ISBN 0-9597676-0-6

This work was once a key reference text for the names of common weeds in New Zealand, but has recently been superceded by the Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

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Identification of Weeds and Clovers

Identification of Weeds and Clovers

A.J. Healy (1976)

The last edition of this popular book was produced in 1982 and is long out of print. However, much of the content is timeless and remains very relevant. The New Zealand Plant Protection Society has produced an electronic version to ensure that this valuable resource is not lost.

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