Free workshop on Phytophtora

Please find below an invitation to a free workshop on Phytophthora organised as part of the Phytothreats prokect. On behalf of the Phyto-threats project (‘Global threats from Phytophthora species; Understanding drivers of emergence and opportunities for mitigation through nursery best practice’: https://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/phytothreats) I would like to invite you to attend a stakeholder workshop to be held at…

PlantNetwork 2016 events: from plant records to glasshouse collections

The plant collections organisation PlantNetwork is organising a range of training events, conferences and visits in 2016. Events are open to all, whether you are a member or not. Positive Plant Records. May 12, Eden Project Using plant records for succession planning, garden management and interpretation. To book http://plantnetwork.org/?p=16020 Garden visits to Ness BG (12th April)…

A Workshop at Wisley: “Tree issues for Professionals”

“A day event for professionals working in amenity horticulture including head gardeners, arborists, garden designers and contractors involved in tree maintenance and management. Current issues in tree management – tree related legal and liability topics, tree safety assessment and record keeping, new and most troublesome pest and diseases of trees including oak processionary moth management,…

Xylella fastidiosa – an update

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has just published an update regarding the bacterial disease Xylella fastidiosa, including guidelines for nurseries and for anyone importing plants from non-EU countries or EU countries where it has been detected: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-plant-health-topical-issues There are known outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa in Italy, France (Corsica and mainland France). An outbreak in…

Update on Nagoya

After the recent discussion day organised by Plantnetwork and focusing on the possible impact of the Nagoya ABS implementation on botanic gardens and large public gardens, I have updated the information produced last year a little.( PH Nagoya doc, update Feb 2015 ) As more information becomes available, I will continue to add it. In the mean-time,…

Access and benefit sharing, the Nagoya Protocol.

ABS and the Nagoya Protocol are part of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, (CBD) to which the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland became signatories in 1992, this was ratified (agreed by the UK and Irish parliaments and passed into law) in 1994 and 1996 respectively. One part of the CBD dealt…