The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is undertaking a major project to revitalise their historic Systematic Beds (also known as order or family beds). PlantNetwork is supporting them by undertaking a benchmarking exercise to build a picture of how order beds are used and valued across Ireland and the UK, and […]
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 […]
Thursday, 17th May 2017. Cambridge Botanic Garden followed by a meeting of the European users of IrisBG May 18th (Separate booking needed). One of our most successful forums looking at all things plant records. Its an opportunity to look at records systems, share experiences and learn about recommended minimum data to enable you to keep useful records.
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 […]