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Certhia Right tree in the right place   a group of Liquidambar at RHS Wisley To tree or not to tree? Simple rules to successful planting
4 days ago - 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

Wildflowers Major project launched to see how beneficial golf is to the environment
5 days ago - 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
Bumblebee on a flower More Evidence Neonics Inhibit Social Behaviour
6 days ago - 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
WaterVole Wiki3 Water Voles - Helping out Ratty
2 weeks ago - 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 View Askernish Golf Club - the origin of species!
3 weeks ago - 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

butterfly Butterflies and bees struggling after a decade of unsettled summers
4 weeks ago - 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

BarnOwl Pixabay 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

Environmental groups want to keep restrictions on insecticides as renewal date looms
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'
The flooded area From eyesore to wildlife haven
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
Bees Pixabay Neonicotinoids face total EU ban
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
VarroaMiteOnBee Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees
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
gea logo4 2017 Golf Environment Awards finalists announced
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

Certhia mushrooms 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.

Irrigation Main 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

SeanSparling False knowledge is far more dangerous than ignorance
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 AncientHedge 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

RoyalParks The Royal Parks to build one of UK's most innovative super nurseries
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
Bayer SFABL Best practice solutions showcased by Bayer at The Amenity Forum
9 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Sophie Wilesmith
Sustainable best practice is the focus for the Bayer Turf and Amenity Solutions Team at The Amenity Forum, who will be on hand to discuss integrated pest and disease management and the range of total and selective herbicides available
Lelant Seal Stuck seal pup saved after being found at the West Cornwall Golf Club near St Ives
6 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Last Sunday morning, one of the greenkeepers at West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant discovered that the pup had somehow found its way onto the golf course
Japanese Knotweed Japanese knotweed on the agenda at Amenity Forum
4 Oct 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Jane Shepherd
Insight into the major issues relating to Japanese knotweed and other invasive weeds are being presented at the 2016 Amenity Forum conference, by the head of a national trade body specialising in its control and eradication

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