Archive for July, 2008

Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They are also exploring a range of ways to deliver the killer fungus throughout the hives from bee […]

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Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

An effective vaccine against a parasite-borne disease called neosporosis may be a few steps closer to development, thanks to US scientists and cooperator.Neosporosis, caused by the parasite Neospora caninum, affects cattle worldwide. Infected animals often abort their calves and develop other debilitating complications that can cost producers millions of dollars every year. Animal scientist Wenbin […]

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Farms still selling well in south of NZ

| July 17, 2008 | 0 Comments
Farms still selling well in south of NZ

The rural property market continued to outpace the residential property market in June with continued strong prices and sales, according to REINZ National Councillor and rural spokesperson for the Institute Mr Peter McDonald. In particular lifestyle properties featured with a rise in the lifestyle median price from $450,000 in May to $455,000 in June, also […]

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