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  • Community Dieback Busting Day Sunday 25th of September

    West Leeming Primary School and the Dieback Working Group are holding a community dieback busting day this Sunday 25th of September at Dudley Hartree Reserve iin Leeming. The community is invited to come down to Dudley Hartree Reserve to help out with the Dieback Busting Day. The reserve is threatened by Phytophthora Dieback so we will be spending the morning injecting the trees with the chemical phosphite. Phosphite is a salt solution that acts to trigger the immune reponse of the plants, helping them to fend off Phytophthora Dieback. Read more...
  • Vietnam to host the 8th IUFRO Meeting 19-25 March 2017

    Vietnam to host the 8th IUFRO Meeting 19-25 March 2017

    The beautiiful Vietnamese town of Sapa will host the 8th Meeting of the IUFRO Working Party for Phytophthoras in Forests and Natural Ecosystems on the 19-25 March 2017. These international conferences bring together the worlds best scientists working on Phytophthoras to share their latest scientific developments. Abstract submissions are still open until the end of September, as are early-bird registrations. Read more...