Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
Biosecurity in the turfgrass industry
3 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - Dr Colin Fleming
The recent outbreak of tree diseases in the UK and Ireland has raised the awareness of the general public to the potential impact of alien pests and pathogens on the wider environment
6 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - Rosie Duckworth
Kenilworth Golf Club, one of the oldest in Warwickshire, is a course rich in wildlife. In fact itís so rich the club has developed a Conservation Policy to balance the needs of its golfers with nature.
Hazard tree recognition
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - Paul Forrest - Issue 53 - February / March 2014
Hazard tree recognition and the implementation of a basic tree survey and inspection report. The aptly named Paul Forrest explains more
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction according to a recent study assessing the species group at the European level.
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
Kew Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens is facing a shortfall of £5m in 2014-15
Reay Golf Club - in balance with Mother Nature
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Editor - Issue 53 - February / March 2014
Reay is proper Scotland, where the winds are Ďlazyí and the scenery simply stunning. Heading north will take you past the Orkneys and on to the Shetland and Faroe Islands. After that, itís the arctic circle!
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Phil Evans
Long term waterlogging can have an adverse effect of the health of both avenue and parkland trees. The effects of the heavy rainfall this winter will be felt for some time.
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The global diversity of plants being cultivated by Britainís gardeners is playing a key role in the fight to save the nationís threatened bumblebees, new research has revealed.
Beekeeping on a golf course
13 Mar 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Edward Ainsworth - Issue 53 - February / March 2014
Edward Ainsworth, Course Manager at Avro Golf Club in Cheshire, discusses his passion for beekeeping and how other golf clubs may benefit
28 Feb 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Rachel Queenborough
Groundsmen looking for low maintenance bedding options for parks, roundabouts and golf courses should try some of Limagrain UKís Colour Splash range of decorative flower mixtures.
25 Feb 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The beleaguered bumblebee faces a new threat, scientists say.
Heading for maximum carrying capacity!
21 Feb 2014 - 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