In early July the ABS stakeholder workshop met to discuss the draft EU ABS Guidance Document for Collection Holders. This Guidance document for collection holders is meant to help users, as well as competent national authorities, to establish whether activities carried out fall within the scope of the EU Access […]
In June it was confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory for Phytopathogenic Bacteria of Spanish Agriculture Ministry that Xylella fastidiosa has been found in several trees of an almond orchard in the municipality of Guadalest, in the Marina Baixa region of Alicante Province. The subspecies of the bacterium has not […]
17th May 2017. Cambridge Botanic Garden followed by a meeting of the European users of IrisBG May 18th (Separate booking needed).
October 3rd and 4th 2017. Cambridge Botanic Garden. Registration 13.15 on 3rd October, ends 16.00hrs on 4th. Members £75.
Government approval secured for the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards for arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscaping,
Update on the Nagoya Protocol and access and benefit sharing
Botanic Garden Conservation International’s (BGCI) International Plant Sentinel Network is promoting a survey to gather data on the host range of spittlebugs (as part of an effort to protect the UK from Xylella fastidiosa). BGCI’s International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN) has been asked by Defra to help with some work […]
Economic botany at Kew – background The Museum of Economic Botany at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was originally established in 1847 as a public repository for ‘all kinds of useful and curious Vegetable Products, which neither the living plants of the Garden nor the specimens in the Herbarium could […]
With over 20 per cent of plant species considered at risk of extinction, and many tens of thousands still awaiting discovery, three world-leading research institutes in Scotland and China have signed landmark agreements to address the challenges of understanding and conserving plant diversity. Species repatriation, shared research into plant pathogens […]
Observatree tree pest and disease stakeholder training. One day free courses in London and Edinburgh. The successful and pioneering tree health citizen science project ‘Observatree’ is offering two, 1-day stakeholder training sessions on tree pests and diseases during June and July. These events are aimed at introducing the range of […]