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Classical biological control of insect pests of trees: facts and figures
27 March, 2017
Fabi
Classical biological control (CBC) is the introduction of a natural enemy of exotic origin to control a pest, usually also exotic, aiming at permanent control of the pest. CBC has been carried out widely over a variety of target organisms, but most commonly against insects... read more
High speed gene mapping can improve Teratosphaeria disease resistance in Blue gum
24 March, 2017
Forest and wood
This FWPA-funded research used newly developed genome sequencing techniques to find trees in large populations of plantation Blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) in Tasmania and Western Australia that have genetic differences (i.e. alleles) that give them resistance to... read more
Novel and co-evolved associations between insects and microorganisms as drivers of forest pestilence
23 March, 2017
Fabi
Abstract Some of the most devastating diseases of trees involve associations between forest insects and microorganisms. Although a small number of native insect-microorganism symbioses can cause tree mortality, the majority of associations with tree health implications involve... read more
Planted forest health: The need for a global strategy
23 March, 2017
Fabi
Several key tree genera are used in planted forests worldwide, and these represent valuable global resources. Planted forests are increasingly threatened by insects and microbial pathogens, which are introduced accidentally and/or have adapted to new host trees. Globalization has hastened... read more
Massive yet grossly underestimated global costs of invasive insects
23 March, 2017
Fabi
Insects have presented human society with some of its greatest development challenges by spreading diseases, consuming crops and damaging infrastructure. Despite the massive human and financial toll of invasive insects, cost estimates of their impacts remain sporadic, spatially... read more
Winning At Water
22 March, 2017
Harvest sa
Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO of the Water Research Commission (WRC) has a leadership style that reflects precisely this, which is why he was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Africa Water Leadership Award in an award ceremony held at Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius, on 7 December 2016. read more
Dovetail Partners Encourages Celebration of Forests and Water Quality
21 March, 2017
Dovetail
(Minneapolis, MN) - Celebrate forests on March 21st, the annual International Day of Forests as promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The theme of the 2017 International Day of Forests is 'Forests and Energy'. In 1971, at the request of the European... read more
Forestry NSW donates home grown food for Koalas
17 March, 2017
Timberbiz
Two thousand eucalyptus seedlings grown at Forestry Corporation of NSW's Grafton production nursery have been donated to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, where they will help to expand a new feed tree plantation established to supply leaves to feed the koalas in care.  read more
Rainbow trout to taste fish feed from the forest industry in a Swedish project
17 March, 2017
Processum
SALMONAID is a new Swedish project initiated by RISE Bioscience and Materials, Processum, SLU and Domsjö Fabriker and financed by Vinnova. With microorganisms cultivated on side streams from the forest industry, the project aims to optimize the process for production of... read more
Husqvarna Helps Reforest South Africa with International Day of Forests (21 March 2017)
13 March, 2017
Husqvarna
Many people are unaware that forests cover one third of the earth's land mass - and that some 1.6 billion people, including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures, depend on forests for their livelihood. Probably just as many people don't know that global deforestation continues at an alarming rate... read more
Teen on track to plant a trillion trees
9 March, 2017
Timberbiz
Children are not often invited to speak to the United Nations General Assembly. But there stood Felix Finkbeiner, German wunderkind in his Harry Potter spectacles, gray hoodie, and mop-top haircut-with a somber question about climate change.  read more

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