Monthly archives: November, 2015

Applied Plant Science Glossary

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Ash Trees Under Double Threat

Ash die back

Ash die back is a fungal disease caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus not to be confused with infestation by beetle larvae of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (see later). The disease was first identified in Britain in a Buckinghamshire nursery in February 2012. It was first reported in Poland in 1992 where ash……

Crop 2015


The first cut of hay (math from ‘moweth’) is in June and the second cut in September (aftermath from ‘after moweth’).

Round bales are the commonest type in wet climates as they shed water better than square bales; but square bales can be can be easier to manage.

The bales can……

Food Production

Global Warming

Crops and Global Warming

Green Carbon

Arable Merger