Peas Research
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Peas Research

Peas have a relatively short season and are a popular vegetable over the summer months. Most peas grown in New Zealand are eaten processed.

In 2015 the total tonnage grown was 66,500 tonnes and $84.8m FOB was exported.

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Pea Management: Code of Best Practice
Date 2016-08-16 12:24:40
This Code of Best Practice has been prepared on behalf of the Pea Research Working Group by John Hampton (New Zealand Seed Technology Institute, Lincoln University), Derek Wilson (Crop and Food Research, Lincoln), David Harrison (Wrightson Seeds) and Adrian Russell (Plant Research (NZ) Ltd). This is a working document. It will be revised annually as investigations instigated by the Pea Research Working Group produce results.
Pea Fungicide Trials 08/09
Date 2016-08-16 12:24:37
The objective of this these trials was to validate and improve the Ascochyta disease forecaster by comparing with field disease incidence and yield responses. To further confirm fungicide responses in peas. Also to determine the distribution and severity of Fusarium rot is peas.
Pea root rot survey report Final
Date 2016-08-15 16:16:43
Reports of root and collar rots of peas in Canterbury being caused by pathogens other than Aphanomyces and the “Ascochyta / Phoma” complex prompted a survey of pea crops throughout the region. Although it has been acknowledged that root and collar rots are present in pea crops in New Zealand (Greenwood, et. al; 2008), the extent of the damage or incidence of the causal fungi has not been determined. Thus, the main thrust of the study was to determine the incidence, severity and role of Fusarium spp. and other fungi in the rotting of pea roots and collars in the region.
Improved pea production for sustainable arable farming: MAF SFF project – first annual report
Date 2016-08-15 16:11:24
This report begins with a literature review of Ascochyta blight on peas. Two field trials, carried out on commercial farms during the 2004-05 growing season, are then described, and the extensive data sets from these are presented and discussed.

Cytokinin: a key driver of seed yield
Date 2016-08-15 16:10:00
This review provides a historical basis to our current knowledge of the cytokinins and seed yield, and an introduction to the techniques that are being, or could be, used to manipulate cytokinins towards a sustainable future. Also highlighted us the choice of whether to enhance cytokinin biosynthesis via isopentenyl transfer (IPT) or decrease cytokinin degradation via cytokinin oxidase/ dehydrogenase (CKX), as these alternative strategies may depend on whether the plant is perceived to be in a source-limiting situation or sink limited respectively.

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