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New study confirms xylella and olive quick decline syndrome relationship

A peer-reviewed study published in Scientific Reports by Bari researchers has confirmed the causal link between the presence of Xylella fastidiosa bacteria and Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) in olive trees in the southernmost provinces of Puglia.

By | 2017-12-18T23:29:00+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

Sussex study into population decline for flying insects is UK's most discussed scientific paper of the year

A research project involving the University of Sussex detailing loss of insect populations on nature reserves has been named the most discussed journal article in the UK in 2017.

By | 2017-12-18T03:20:00+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

Weed biological controls reviewed in new paper

Efforts to control Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, bracken and water fern by with biological controls are reviewed in a new research paper Weed biological control in the European Union: from serendipity to strategy, by Richard (Dick) Shaw et al in the BioControl journal.

By | 2017-12-07T07:42:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

Virginia Tech researchers show how mutable invasive plants are

Scientists have discovered that invasive plant species are not only highly adaptive, they are essentially able to change in order to thrive on new continents and in different types of climates, challenging the assumption that species occupy the same environment in native and invasive ranges.

By | 2017-12-05T03:10:00+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments