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Goldilocks solution

‘It’s too hot, it’s too cold’ as mentioned in the fairy tale as Goldilocks walks through the forest. Well, this may not be a fairy tale in the forest after all. Previous laboratory research has found that high temperatures can kill kauri-dieback. What if we can find cold and moderate temperatures that can kill the pathogen in soil, potting mix and kauri seedlings? If we can find temperatures that can kill the pathogen in kauri seedlings without killing it, then that will be groundbreaking research!

Find out more about how this research is progressing...

Oospore Deactivation - Temperature treatment for soil, potting mix and kauri seedlings

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