Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Christopher Bassett
By using a range of Limagrain Colour Splash flower mixtures, Jim Griffith - a 68 year old retired teacher, has injected some stunning colour into the course at Henley Golf & Country Club in Arden, Warwickshire.
Nairn Dunbar Golf Links - Rough Treatment
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Richard Johnstone
Richard Johnstone, who was appointed Course Manager at the Nairn Dunbar Golf Links in early 2016, has introduced a rough management programme and has set his sights on restoring the links roughs to their natural condition
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Mark Sanderson
John O’Gaunt Golf Club greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, has picked up the prestigious Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award, for the golf club’s consistently outstanding ecological habitat creation and management.
To tree or not to tree? Simple rules to successful planting
20 Jan 2017 - Conservation & Ecology - Guy Watson - Issue 70 - December / January 2016 / 2017
Guy Watson, from Certhia Consulting Limited, explains why this is the ideal time to be considering new tree planting. Whilst this may be a straight-forward operation, there are some simple rules that will ensure success for the future
19 Jan 2017 - Conservation & Ecology - Tania Longmire
BIGGA, the CMAE, England Golf, Imperial College London and Environmental Solutions International have announced they are working together on a national project to survey the golf sector’s benefits to the environment
18 Jan 2017 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Exposure to neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides leads to a decrease in pollination frequency and fewer social interactions in bumblebees, according to research published by scientists from Harvard University and University of California
10 Jan 2017 - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton - Issue 69 - October / November 2016
Let’s be honest, not many people like rats so, when Winston Graham wrongly cast the unassuming Water Vole as ‘Ratty’ in Wind in the Willows, the little critter was often seen as a pest. Nowadays though, much more is known about its lifestyle
Askernish Golf Club - the origin of species!
4 Jan 2017 - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley - Issue 69 - October / November 2016
Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, John Handley, heads to one of the remotest courses in Scotland for a spot of species analysis. Here he met up with Head Greenkeeper Allan McDonald, Muirfield’s Course Manager, Gordon Irvine and Paul Mills, Head Greenkeeper at Drayton Park Golf Course
29 Dec 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Butterfly and bee numbers are plummeting because Britain has not had a good summer since 2006, the National Trust has said following its annual review of its estates
Under the cover of darkness...
14 Dec 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Steve Thompson
John O’Gaunt greenkeeper and ecologist, Steve Thompson, says that, whilst you are tucked up in bed, there is more activity going on under the cover of darkness than you might imagine
10 Dec 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Seventeen of the UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides to be retained – and extended to all crops - to 'protect Britain's bees'
5 Dec 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Midlands Golfer
During the summer of 2014, an area of Hinkley golf course between the 11th and 12th holes, which has always been traditionally a boggy area, flooded and spilled over onto the fairway
1 Dec 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this month issued an unfavourable opinion on two of the chemicals, for uses that are still authorised
24 Nov 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease
15 Nov 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
After a year filled with new ideas for nature conservation, environmental innovations and chemical legislation changes, STRI is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Golf Environment Awards
Tree colonisations - Which trees should you be looking at?
14 Nov 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Guy Watson - Issue 69 - October / November 2016
Autumn is the common time for fungi to produce their fruiting bodies. Wood decay fungi are no different.
Sustainability - Documenting your progress
24 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Dr. Micah Woods - Issue 68 - August / September 2016
Wendy Gelernter, Ph.D, Larry Stowell, Ph.D and Micah Woods Ph.D suggest that simple monitoring approaches can help you provide measurable, science based data on sustainability
21 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Sean Sparling
I don’t wish to sound alarmist, but there is a sector of society who, by a combination of cynical ignorance and calculated arrogance, potentially threaten our ability to continue to produce food
Hedgerows and the law
19 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton - Issue 68 - August / September 2016
Hedgerows are one of the outstanding features of Britain’s landscape. Peter Britton looks at their history and the laws that protect them
15 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Sharon Donovan
Plans to build one of the UK’s most innovative greenhouses in Hyde Park were unveiled this week