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Natural extracts from pepper, wild rue and clove can activate defenses against pathogens in tomato plants
European Journal of Plant Pathology
September 2017, Volume 149, Issue 1, pp 89–101
what you can do with a load of prunings!
Gorgeous Massive Sculptures by Patrick Dougherty
Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn about primitive techni...ques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material.
Beginning about 1980 with small works, fashioned in his backyard, he quickly moved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental site-specific installations that require sticks by the truckload.
To date he has built over two hundred such massive sculptures all over the world.
His home base is his handmade house of log in Chapel Hill, NC where he lives with his wife Linda and son Sam.
Beautiful but in the wild they're completely destroying the native forest understory. I.e. they eat nearly all the plants except a handful they don't like.
Inspiring native plants from Isobel Gabites on RNZ NinetoNoon http://www.radionz.co.nz/…/nineto…/galleries/coastal-gardens
Creation of a beautiful/bountiful tree!
Happy International Day of Rural Woman. I'm celebrating I am one!
An amazing man: Bob Berry and his Hackfalls Arboretum.
This taken from the EC Farm Forestry branch chairman's report Sept 2015
Bob has never wasted any time in his life and completed many amazing projects, and he recently showed me his latest achievement. This is the 'Hackfalls Arboretum information directory book'
Not only has Bob grown and planted all the trees, he has G.P.S. mapped and name tagged them, he has taken colour photos of each tree, its leaves, acorn, fruit and seeds. He has now written the script of each on his computer, and had a few copies of the book printed in colour.
What an amazing book, congratulations on finishing that project, the recent 99th. birthday and receiving another eminent award, the 'VEITCH MEMORIAL MEDAL'
Bob has been very involved in Eastwoodhill, he catalogued that arboretum's species for their initial catalogue.
Bob is a life member of the Gisborne East Coast Branch of Farm Forestry and has served in all the Branch Committee roles and on the NZFFA Executive, 1968-1970, he was awarded the North Island Farm Forester Award in 1989 at the Gisborne EC National Conference.
Saltwater agriculture and salt tolerant plants - investigations in the face of sea level rising
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