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Key for Identifying Conifers by leaf characters

By Matt

Key for Identifying Conifers by leaf characters This interactive key is a resource for anyone who wants to identify one of the 40 species of coniferous trees on the campus of Reading University by leaf characters.

Crop rotations and their resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes

By Matt

Crop rotations and their resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes Plant-parasitic nematodes are important pests of many crops. Since rotating nematode-resistant cover crops can play an important role in managing nematode pests, a range of potentially useful crops have been tested for resistance to root-knot nematode in Australia. As part of this work, useful crops have also…

Spotlight: The new Aquarium and Pond Plant ID App

By Matt

The worldwide demand for plants suitable for use in aquaria and ponds is being serviced by a multi-million dollar worldwide trade. An unfortunate consequence of this is that many of the plant species involved in this trade end up being released into local waterways. This sometimes causes serious ecological consequences where the introduced plants become…