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  • Controlling the Disease
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Latest Reports

Remote Sensing

This project explored the use of remote sensing technology to pinpoint the location of kauri trees and their levels of stress, which can be an indicator of kauri dieback disease.

Remote sensing involves using special cameras to photograph the forest from the air, which is then combined with other data to build a more detailed picture of tree and forest health. This makes it possible to detect kauri trees which may be showing symptoms of kauri dieback disease. This method can provide a highly accurate snapshot (over 90%) to distinguish kauri from other species, and detect dead or dying trees.

 Remote Sensing for kauri dieback disease

Is alkaline the way to go?

If you took science or chemistry at high school, then you may have learnt about acids, alkaline and the p.H scale. Kauri dieback research has previously found that alkaline solutions with a high p.H, kills the pathogen, however, this research was undertaken in the laboratory. Can we use these tools in the forest to fight kauri dieback? Is it worthwhile undertaking further research in this area?

To answer these questions, find out more by reading this report…

Oospore Deactivation - Desktop Review: Alkaline-based

Understanding the Disease

MĀTAURANGA MĀORI

Surveillance, Detection, Diagnostics and Pathways

Controlling the Disease

Decision Support

Social Science