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New Zealand Plant Protection 61 (2008)

Introduction

Foreword

P.S. Stevens   p. xiv

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From Biosecurity to Biocontrol

Biological and ecological traits that assist establishment of alien invasive insects

L. Peacock and S.P. Worner   pp. 1-7

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The biocontrol information resource for ERMA New Zealand applicants (BIREA): an evaluation

T.D. White, J.M. Kean and B.I.P. Barratt   pp. 8-11

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Developmental biology of Meteorus pulchricornis parasitising painted apple moth

A. Chhagan, A.E.A. Stephens and J.G. Charles   pp. 12-16

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Establishment of Thripobius javae (=semiluteus) in New Zealand

L.E. Jamieson, K. Froud, R. Edwards and P.S. Stevens   pp. 17-23

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Distribution of the clover root weevil biocontrol agent in the North Island of New Zealand

P.J. Gerard, T.M. Eden, D.J. Wilson and G. Burch   pp. 24-30

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The effect of parasitism on clover root weevil flight capability

T.M. Eden, M. Donald and P.J. Gerard   pp. 31-34

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Detection of Armillaria basidiospore dispersal

M.W.P. Power, T.D. Ramsfield and I.A. Hood   pp. 35-40

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A comparison of populations of Armillaria hinnulea in New Zealand and Australia

T.D. Ramsfield, M.W.P. Power and G.S. Ridley   pp. 41-47

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Disease Control in Horticultural Crops

Arbuscular mycorrhiza improve apple rootstock growth in soil conducive to specific apple replant disease

H.J. Ridgway, J. Kandula and A. Stewart   pp. 48-53

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Suppression of Venturia inaequalis (apple scab) ascospore production using autumn-applied fungicides

P.N. Wood, R.M. Beresford and T.J. Taylor   pp. 54-58

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Application of fungicides during leaf fall to control apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) in the following season

R.M. Beresford, P.N. Wood, P.W. Shaw and T.J. Taylor   pp. 59-64

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Field testing alternatives to copper for controlling avocado fruit rots

K.R. Everett, O.E. Timudo-torrevilla, G.N. Hill and T.E. Dawson   pp. 65-69

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Nutrient nitrogen management for disease control in strawberry

M. Walter, B. Braithwaite, B.J. Smith and G.I. Langford   pp. 70-79

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Isolation of copper and streptomycin resistant phytopathogenic Pseudomonas syringae from lakes and rivers in the central North Island of New Zealand

J.L. Vanneste, D.A. Cornish, J. Yu, R.J. Boyd and C.E. Morris   pp. 80-85

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Control of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Erica sessiliflora and Erica davisii

S.G. Casonato, M.A. Manning, P.A. Rheinlander and R.A. Fullerton   pp. 86-90

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Weeds in Grasslands

Assessing risk of the natural regeneration of introduced conifers, or wilding spread

N.J. Ledgard   pp. 91-97

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Vegetation successions over 30 years of high country grassland invasion by Pinus contorta

N.J. Ledgard and T.S.H. Paul   pp. 98-104

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Effect of felled wilding pines on plant growth in high country grasslands

T.S.H. Paul and N.J. Ledgard   pp. 105-110

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Estimating the fate of seeds in a Nassella trichotoma population

C.S. Lusk, S.L. Lamoureaux, G.A. Hurrell and G.W. Bourdōt   pp. 111-115

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Weed cover unaffected after converting a dairy farm to organic production

K.C. Harrington, M.A. Osborne and P.D. Kemp   pp. 116-120

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Botanical and management factors associated with Setaria pumila abundance: implications for pasture management

K.N. Tozer, T.K. James and C.A. Cameron   pp. 121-126

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Ragwort and nodding thistle control with novel 2,4-d mixtures

T.K. James and A. Rahman   pp. 127-133

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Agrichemicals

Carboxylic acid amide (CAA) fungicide resistance prevention strategy

M.S. Moore, G.B. Follas, G.C. Hagerty and R.M. Beresford   pp. 134-136

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Benchmarking of potato pesticide use in Canterbury

R.F. Van Toor, S.L.H. Viljanen-Rollinson and D.A.J. Teulon   pp. 137-146

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Improving spray distribution and coverage on avocado trees in low volume, concentrate sprays

R.E. Gaskin, D.W.L. Manktelow and H. Pak   pp. 147-152

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Development of best practice to minimise off-target drift from hydrogen cyanamide sprays in kiwifruit orchards

R.E. Gaskin, D.W. Manktelow, B. May and S. Max   pp. 153-158

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Determination of spray drift using multiple metal cations as tracers

J.A. Zabkiewicz, K.D. Steele and J.P. Praat   pp. 159-163

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Evaluation of the agdisp ground boom spray drift model

S.J.R. Woodward, R.J. Connell, J.A. Zabkiewicz, K.D. Steele and J.P. Praat   pp. 164-168

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Fluorescence decline ratio: comparison with quantum yield ratio for plant physiological status and herbicide treatment responses

D.B. Horgan and J.A. Zabkiewicz   pp. 169-173

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Insects in Forestry and Horticulture

Stem injection of insecticides to control herbivorous insects on Eucalyptus nitens

S.F. Gous and B. Richardson   pp. 174-178

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Assessing the effect of Essigella californica on Pinus radiata at two sites in New Zealand

M.C. Watson, D.J. Kriticos, G.M. Drayton, D.A.J Teulon and E.G. Brockerhoff   pp. 179-184

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Distribution and current status of natural enemies of Paropsis charybdis in New Zealand

T.J. Murray, T.M. Withers, S. Mansfield, and J. Bain   pp. 185-190

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Timing of sulphur spray application for control of hazelnut big bud mites (Phytoptus avellanae and Cecidophyopsis vermiformis)

J. Webber and R.B. Chapman   pp. 191-196

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Efficacy of plant volatiles for post-harvest control of western flower thrips in fresh produce

C.W. van Epenhuijsen, K.G. Somerfield and D. Hedderley   pp. 197-204

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Pasture Ecosystems

Endophyte-infected Festuca pratensis containing loline alkaloids deters feeding by Listronotus bonariensis

B.J. Patchett, R.B. Chapman, L.R. Fletcher and S.R. Gooneratne   pp. 205-209

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Root loline concentration in endophyteinfected meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis) is increased by grass grub (Costelytra zealandica) attack

B.J. Patchett, R.B. Chapman, L.R. Fletcher and S.R. Gooneratne   pp. 210-214

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Comparisons of traps and lures for monitoring grass grub, Costelytra zealandica

C.R. Unelius, R.J. Townsend, D.C. Mundy, L.M. Manning, T.A. Jackson and D.M. Suckling   pp. 215-221

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Development of a species-specific probe for detection of Serratia entomophila in soil

M.R.H. Hurst, S.D. Young and M. O'Callaghan   pp. 222-228

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Potential for biological control of porina (Wiseana spp.) with a novel insecticidal bacterium, Yersinia n. sp. (MH96) EN65 strain

M. Brownbridge, C. Ferguson, D.J. Saville, J. Swaminathan, M.R.H. Hurst and T.A. Jackson   pp. 229-235

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Yersinia sp. (MH96) – a potential biopesticide of migratory locust Locusta migratoria L.

M.R. McNeill and M.R.H. Hurst   pp. 236-242

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Impact of nitrification inhibitor application on the nematode community in dairy pasture soil

L.T. Aalders and N.L. Bell   pp. 243-247

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Establishing white clover (Trifolium repens) in high pest density regions

J.L. Brock, J.P.J. Eerens, A. Rahman and D.J. Wilson   pp. 248-255

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Arable & Vegetable Crops

Crop rotation with brassicas reduces Phytophthora populations in potato soil

L.-H. Cheah, A.T. Marsh, D. Hedderley and R.E. Falloon   pp. 256-260

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Influences of crop rotation, tillage, residue management and winter cover crop on take-all in spring wheat

M.G. Cromey, G.S. Francis, L.A. Trimmer, F.J. Tabley, R.N. Gillespie, P.M. Fraser, A.J. Pearson, R.C. Butler, D. Curtin and S.L. Bithell   pp. 261-269

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Conditions surrounding the outbreak of yellow dwarf virus in autumn/winter-sown cereals in Canterbury during 2005

D.A.J. Teulon, C.M. Till and R.F. van Toor   pp. 270-276

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Emergence and reproductive rhythms of Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

J. Xu, Q. Wang and X.Z. He   pp. 277-282

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The efficacy of various bait products against the grey field slug, Deroceras reticulatum

S.A. Howlett, D.J. Wilson and K.T. Miller   pp. 283-286

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Chemical control options for the dicamba resistant biotype of fathen (Chenopodium album)

A. Rahman, T.K. James and M.R. Trolove   pp. 287-291

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Management of Grapevine Diseases

Spatial interpolation of daily humidity using natural neighbours over mountain areas in south eastern Australia

K.S. Kim, R.M. Beresford and W.R. Henshall   pp. 292-295

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A cost-loss analysis to evaluate the value of weather estimates as inputs to a disease risk model

K.S. Kim, R.M. Beresford and W.R. Henshall   pp. 296-300

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Production of Botryosphaeria species conidia using grapevine green shoots

N.T. Amponsah, E.E. Jones, H.J. Ridgway and M.V. Jaspers   pp. 301-305

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A review of the direct and indirect effects of nitrogen on botrytis bunch rot in wine grapes

D.C. Mundy   pp. 306-310

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Impact of mycorrhizal colonisation on grapevine establishment in Cylindrocarpon infested soil

C.M. Bleach, R.J. Cope, E.E. Jones, H.J. Ridgway and M.V. Jaspers   pp. 311-316

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Biocontrol of Insect Pests

Predation of citrus red mite (Panonychus citri) by Stethorus sp. and Agistemus longisetus

L.E. Jamieson, A. Chhagan and J.G. Charles   pp. 317-321

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Development and reproduction of Diadegma semiclausum (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) on diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidotera: Plutellidae)

D. Khatri, Q. Wang and X.Z. He   pp. 322-327

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Evaluation of coloured sticky traps for monitoring beneficial insects in apple orchards

D.R. Wallis and P.W. Shaw   pp. 328-332

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Biocontrol of pests in apples under integrated fruit production

P.W. Shaw and D.R. Wallis   pp. 333-337

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Effect of photoperiod on development and reproduction in Tasmanian lacewing Micromus tasmaniae (Walker) (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae)

A. Yadav, X.Z. He and Q. Wang   pp. 338-342

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European earwig as a potential biological control agent of apple leaf-curling midge

X.Z. He, Q. Wang and J. Xu   pp. 343-349

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Effect of age on the reproductive fitness of Platygaster demades an egg parasitoid of apple leafcurling midge

W.R.M. Sandanayaka and A. Chhagan   pp. 350-354

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Effect of host age on searching and oviposition behaviour of Diaeretiella rapae (M'Intosh) (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)

R. Kant, W.R.M. Sandanayaka, X.Z. He and Q. Wang   pp. 355-361

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Weeds in Natural Ecosystems

Natural enemies of bridal creeper, Asparagus asparagoides, in New Zealand

H.M. Harman, N.W. Waipara, C.J. Winks, L.A. Smith, P.G. Peterson and J.P. Wilkie   pp. 362-367

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Herbicide selection for wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis) control

G.A. Hurrell, T.K. James, C.S. Lusk and M. Trolove   pp. 368-373

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Evaluation of triclopyr triethylamine for the control of wetland weeds

P.D. Champion, T.K. James and E.C. Carney   pp. 374-377

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Safety of triclopyr triethylamine to native wetland species

P.D. Champion, T.K. James and E.C. Carney   pp. 378-383

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Poster Abstracts

The problem with grubby footwear at international borders: a New Zealand case study of golfers

T.D. White, T.A. Payne, M.R. McNeill and D.T. Bewsell   p. 384

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Testing the effectiveness of disinfectant protocols for soiled footwear

S.D. Young, M.R. McNeill and D.J. Saville   p. 384

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Evaluation of treatment methods for eradication of plant pathogens from carrot seed

L-H. Cheah and S. Olsson   p. 385

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Database tools for risk analysis of fungal plant pathogen incursions into New Zealand

K.R. Everett, I.P.S. Pushparajah, S.L.H. Viljanen-Rollinson and M.V. Marroni   p. 385

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Eretmocerus eremicus: a new whitefly parasitoid found in New Zealand

P.J. Workman, I.A.W. Scott and G.M. Drayton   p. 386

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A new lure for Thrips major

D.A.J. Teulon, M-C. Nielsen, W.J. De Kogel, R.W.H.M. Van Tol and M.M. Davidson   p. 386

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New attractants for Vespula vulgaris from honeydew

N.J. White, A.R. Gibb, L.D. Stringer, L.M. Manning, C.R. Unelius, K.C. Park, D.M. Suckling and A.M. El-Sayed   p. 387

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Sex pheromone of the pink grass worm, Tmetolophota atristriga (Walker)

V.J. Mitchell, L.M. Manning and A.M. El-Sayed   p. 387

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Australian black beetle expansion through Christchurch city highlights a risk to pastoral agriculture on the Canterbury plains

R.J. Townsend, M.R. McNeill and T.A. Jackson   p. 388

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Biocontrol - a possibile option to control manuka beetle (Pyronota spp.) causing pasture damage on dairy farms on the West Coast

R.J. Townsend and T.A. Jackson   p. 388

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Pupation depth of Microctonus spp.

C.M. Ferguson, C.B. Phillips, D.M. Barton, M.R. McNeill, H.I. Townsend and H.D. Vattala   p. 389

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Influence of male density on reproductive fitness of female rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

C. Flay and Q. Wang   p. 389

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Survival of Neonectria fuckeliana in woody material

A.J.M. Hopkins, M.A. Dick and I.G. Simpson   p. 390

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Host variation in Pinus radiata in response to inoculation with Neonectria fuckeliana

M.A. Dick, A.J.M. Hopkins and M.W.P. Power   p. 390

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The fate of ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with Pinus radiata seedlings in the nursery

K. Walbert, T.D. Ramsfield, M.A. Dick, E.E. Jones and H.J. Ridgway   p. 391

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New host association for Sirex noctilio and Amylostereum areolatum on Cedrus atlantica

G.M. Burnip, I.C. Harvey, D. Voice and M. Braithwaite   p. 391

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Distribution of Botryosphaeria species causing grapevine dieback and decline in New Zealand vineyards

J. Baskarathevan, M.V. Jaspers, E.E. Jones and H.J. Ridgway   p. 392

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Phytotoxicity of phosphorus acid in Leucodendron 'Safari Goldstrike'

S.G. Casonato, M.A. Manning, P.A. Rheinländer and R.A. Fullerton   p. 392

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Optimum timing of fungicides for control of onion white rot (Sclerotium cepivorum)

J.L. Tyson, R.A. Fullerton, R.W. Chynoweth, P.A. Rheinlander and G.N. Hill   p. 393

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Vine death of Hort 16A in Chile caused by Verticillium albo-atrum

R.A. Fullerton, J. Auger, I. Rodriguez, M.A. Manning, R.A. Martin and F. Duboy   p. 393

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Genetic variation among Glomerella cingulata isolates from different Lauraceae hosts

R.W.A. Scheper, O.E. Timudo-Torrevilla, J. Rees-George and K.R. Everett   p. 394

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Effect of postharvest dips on apple surface microflora and Dasineura mali removal

R.W.A. Scheper and D.J. Rogers   p. 394

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Herbicide deposition on weeds from weed wipers

C. Moyo, K.C. Harrington, P.D. Kemp and J.P.J. Eerens   p. 395

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Fluorpen: a simple hand held chlorophyll fluorescence measuring instrument

J.A. Zabkiewicz and D.B. Horgan   p. 395

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Multi-targeting for biological control of 'sleeper weeds'

R. Groenteman, D. Kelly, S.V. Fowler and G.W.   p. 396

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Assessing the potential for biological control of Buddleja davidii with the fungus Chondrostereum purpureum

T.D. Ramsfield and M.W.P. Power   p. 396

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Appendices

Obituary - William (Bill) Francis Leonard

  p. 398

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New Zealand Plant Protection Medal - Dr Howard Wearing

  p. 399

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New Zealand Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship - Carolyn Bleach

  p. 400

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Dan Watkins Scholarship in Weed Science - Chin Lui Foo

  p. 401

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Material from these papers was presented at the New Zealand Plant Protection Society's Annual Conference held at Copthorne Hotel, Paihia, Bay of Islands on 12-14 August 2008.

This volume was edited by S.M. Zydenbos and published by The New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc.

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