PlantNetwork is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections. Individual members are also welcome to join. The charity organises conferences, training days and provides resources on topics such as recording, plant health, legislation or conservation. Whether you are a member or not, PlantNetwork would like to hear your thoughts on how…
One of the speakers at the recent Plantnetwork discussion on Nagoya was Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders. She highlighted the information that was available on their Plant Breeding Matters website. Although focused on crops, there is some interesting stuff there.
If you were unlucky in your application for this year’s Brother Bursary – or you just weren’t eligible – have a look at the options here to see if there is are grants that you may be eligible for.
The yearly top ten (for last year) includes increased enquiries for mice and voles, and also capsid bugs at a 25 year high.
The Horticultural Trades Association White Paper on the use of information technology and ‘how it may change the shape of gardening and garden retailing in the coming decade.’ Downloadable from here free, if you are happy to provide your information to the HTA for their mailing list.
Kew Science Projects Directory – From African and Indian Ocean Syzygium to Xylem function and evolution. Handy for information on research in your area of interest, or just for browsing when the weather is nasty.
From pests and diseases to food certification, National List to fertiliser recommendations; covers farming and horticulture. Link.