This piece outlines the characteristics of a sustainable Gurdwara with regards to sustainable sources of energy and food. Sustainability focuses on meeting the economic, environmental and social needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. I will also explore the role of a Gurdwara in terms of mental […]
CABI in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia through the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) has launched a national radio campaign focusing on the identification, prevention and management of fall armyworm. The campaign aims to help smallholder farmers in Zambia minimise fall armyworm losses and learn how to safely use chemicals.
In eastern North America a species of weed has become an aggressive invader. Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is one of the most rapidly increasing woodland invasive plant species, spreading across northeastern and midwestern USA and southeastern Canada at a rate of nearly 2,500 square miles per year. The plant was most likely introduced to North […]
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, lots of folks are thinking about how to make 2019—get this—the best year yet. I certainly don’t have the answers for you, but I do have some favorite quotes that might help guide you down a path of cheesy self-fulfillment and awesomeness. At least, I’m […]
CABI scientist Dr Marc Kenis has joined an international team of researchers who have identified 66 alien species – not yet established in the European Union – that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity and ecosystems as outlined in a new paper published today in the journal Global Change Biology.
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By Janny Vos, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CABI I recently attended the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) in The Hague where the words of the CEO of the World Bank – Kristalina Georgieva – resonated strongly with my work as part of an organisation that aims to improve people’s lives worldwide […]
Twelve international students celebrated the completion of the 2018 Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS in ICM) course at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, the MAS in ICM programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of good crop management, with an emphasis on […]
Foster kids’ curiosity with a pair of binoculars designed just for them. This is our roundup of the best binoculars for kids, ranging from toys to higher quality gear to suit kids of all ages. One of the best presents my kids ever got was a pair of kids binoculars. They are a small, unobtrusive […]
If you’re wondering what are some good things to wear during this winter season… I got you covered… Here are some of my favorite outfits i’ve worn thus far… Pink Jacket – Abercrombie & Fitch Sweater – American Eagle (softest sweater ever) Jeans – Hollister Belt – Gucci Purse – Marc Jacobs Boots – Bluetique […]
The title’s question isn’t something we in the Pacific Northwest need to worry about. It will take an awful lot of global warming to make this plant cold hardy here and that may be part of its enticement! I chose this from Jimi Blake’s list…because I am a sucker for cool foliage. Sometimes called […]
2018 has been a bumper year for the CABI Invasives blog, with 4 times more posts than 2017 and over twice the number of views (almost 20,000!). With so many articles published this year, we have compiled a list of the top 20 most read to round off 2018.
With 2018 drawing to a close we take a look at the most popular articles on the Plantwise blog this year, along with some firm favourites.
By Lawrence Audu An early warning system that relies on satellites to provide an adequate response to a reality on the continent with a view to avoiding the devastation of African farmers’ crops has been developed by a team of researchers. The mechanism proposed by these researchers is simple and innovative. The Pesticide Risk Information […]