Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - Rachel Queenborough
Groundsmen looking for low maintenance bedding options for parks, roundabouts and golf courses should try some of Limagrain UK’s Colour Splash range of decorative flower mixtures.
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The beleaguered bumblebee faces a new threat, scientists say.
Heading for maximum carrying capacity!
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 52 - December / January 2013 / 2014
Antony Wainwright believes that greenkeepers can play an important role in preserving the environment, especially given that the total acreage of UK golf clubs far outweighs that of nature reserves
Golf courses and protected species - staying within the law
25 Jan 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Gemma Holmes - Issue 52 - December / January 2013 / 2014
Gemma Holmes, Senior Ecologist at the Landscape Planning Group, offers advice on how to stay within the law when undertaking work at your facility
7 Jan 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
A stocktake of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species studied have declined in the past 50 years.
6 Jan 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
It is "highly unlikely" ancient woodland would be destroyed under new plans to speed up the planning process, the government has insisted.
Bowood Golf Club - don't be so dense!
3 Jan 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Mark Sanderson - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
New techniques for managing areas of rough grass around the prestigious Bowood Golf Course are set to enhance conditions for both players and the environment.
29 Dec 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed a test for the detection and management of resistance to an insecticide used to treat Varroa-infected honey bee hives.
28 Dec 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
A further case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in a woodland on the Derbyshire border, near Swadlincote.
Environmental Management Strategy at Bolton Old Links
19 Dec 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
Antony Wainwright has begun his new role at Bolton Old Links Golf Club by creating an environmental management strategy. Here, he explains the criteria he uses and some of the methods that will be employed
Tree huggers have got it wrong!
11 Dec 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - John Nicholson - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
The old saying of a little knowledge is dangerous is very apt in the case of environmental management. Issues are often being clouded by the recent brainwashing of the public by radical groups of tree huggers
A big and scary project at Minchinhampton Golf Club?
24 Nov 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Paul Worster - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
Forming environmental policies and action plans in such an environmentally sensitive region as The Cotswolds can be a big and scary project says the club’s Golf Course Manager, Paul Worster
Rhododendron - tackling the tree rose
20 Nov 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Manda Sansom - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
They make a stunning display in spring, but some Rhododendrons are now a major headache for estate managers, groundsmen and greenkeepers, particularly as they are linked to the spread of tree diseases
10 Nov 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
Allowing forest canopies to grow over could help some flora species cope with rising temperatures
What is Ecology and why is it important?
28 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
Antony Wainwright, a previous winner of Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year, continues his series of articles on conservation and the ecology
27 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A team of researchers with members from several universities in Italy has found that exposure to the common pesticide clothianidin can cause immunity problems in honeybees, leading to an increased risk of dying from common viral infections.
26 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A year after the first case of ash dieback in wild trees in Britain, the disease has now spread across much of England, Wales and Scotland.
Forest Green Rovers - the little club on the hill!
18 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Stewart Ward - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
What happens when a green energy tycoon takes over a football club? It goes green, of course. Stewart Ward guides us through all the ‘greenness’ at Forest Green Rovers, from robot mowers to half-time pies!
What is LERAP?
13 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Dr Colin Mumford - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
Not to be confused with the French hip-hop scene, LERAP is the protocol relating to a buffer zone between a body of water and an area being treated with a pesticide.
12 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Gabrielle
Estate manager James Chipchase created the two-and-a-half acre meadow, which forms part of the seven acres of gardens at Harefield House, near Faversham, Kent, using a wildflower mixture from British Seed Houses.