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Timber monument in U.K outdates Stonehendge by 800 years
21 June, 2017
Science alert
Thanks to modern radiocarbon dating techniques, archaeologists have managed to pin down the age of a huge timber monument close to Stonehenge, and it's much older than we thought - in fact it pre-dates the famous stone circle by 800 years. read more
Maternal effects on phenotype, resistance and the structuring of fungal communities in Eucalyptus grandis
20 June, 2017
FABI
The environmental experience of plants can modulate the development of the offspring and their interactions with other organisms. These effects, generally known as maternal effects, occur through seed provisioning and epigenetic modifications. read more
NGP, a full-colour solution
15 June, 2017
New generation plantations
Interesting video produced by NGP about the platform and how plantations can have an important role in the future read more
150 Trees Planted at Wild Coast Music Festival
13 June, 2017
Husqvarna
The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities... read more
Evil weevil biocontrol
8 June, 2017
Forest and wood products Australia
Your enemy's enemy is your friend - at least when it comes to biocontrol of pests. Weevils that have slashed timber growth by up to 30 per cent in some Western Australian eucalypt plantations will be the subject of a new and globally-significant research project co-funded by FWPA. read more
Free water audit to help ensure your supply
8 June, 2017
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Drought is becoming the new norm in South Africa and many other African countries, threatening the water supply on which industry, as well as every community, depends. The good news is that a host of new tools are becoming available to help businesses ensure that their taps don't run dry. read more
The unified framework for biological invasions: a forest fungal pathogen perspective
5 June, 2017
FABI
Biological invasions in forests are growing in number and importance globally. The best studied examples are those caused by plants and animals, including insects. In contrast, forest invasions caused by microbes, including fungi, have received much lower levels of attention... read more
Research on indigenous tree health highlighted at the 2017 annual meeting of the CTHB
5 June, 2017
Fabi
Indigenous tree health was brought under the spotlight at the annual meeting of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology at FABI on 15 May. The meeting showcased the various research projects conducted at different universities and institutions under the banner of the CTHB. read more
TUKS showcases international tree health research at the annual TPCP symposium
5 June, 2017
FABI
The Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) hosted its 28th annual symposium on 16 and 17 May at the University of Pretoria. The meeting, which brought together scientists, researchers and industry stakeholders from around the world, was opened by Prof. Mike Wingfield. read more
Millions of hectares of forest discovered
5 June, 2017
Friday Offcuts
Scientists have discovered a whopping 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest scattered around the world, a finding that they say could have a big impact on global carbon budgeting moving forward. The finding boosts estimates of global forest coverage by 10 percent... read more
Trump pulls US out of Paris climate accord
5 June, 2017
Stuff
What you need to know. Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris agreement to fight climate change, fulfilling a campaign promise, saying "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." French president Macron invited US researchers to find a "second home" in France. read more
AkzoNobel to expand micronutrients capacity in Europe
5 June, 2017
AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel is to invest more than €10 million in Sweden to expand capacity for its chelated micronutrients, which are used as essential ingredients in the agricultural market. The project, at Kvarntorp, will help meet growing demand for micronutrients, particularly in regions with poor soil conditions. read more

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