Dryland Pastures

Ode to 2017

Posted on behalf of Prof Derrick Moot At the start of this year, thick smoke blackened the air, the Port Hills a blazing inferno Dry grass did ignite, created the sight, helicopter bombing to suppress the dayglow As each night descended, the flying was ended, wind took charge and re-fanned the flame Our Californian insight,…

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Horehound Biocontrol Update 1

Posted on behalf of the Horehound Biocontrol Group Greetings everyone, Following five months of patient waiting, we finally heard last week that our efforts have paid off – the application to MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) to fund a biocontrol programme against horehound has been approved! Subject to some paperwork and contracting, the funding will be…

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