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There are currently two calls for projects
Centre project: Monitoring for the Brown Marmorated Sting Bug (BMSB) Halyomorpha halys in Scotland (PHC2019_01)
Undergraduate vacation bursaries
The deadline for applications is 6th May 2019
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"When I first saw the impact this disease was having, it really almost reduced me to tears."
The words of Scottish Forestry's John Dougan as he describes the battle to defeat the deadly tree disease Phytophthora Ramorum.
It has spread throughout Scotland in recent years, leaving thousands of dead and damaged trees in its wake.
If the ongoing fight is lost, it is feared it could be catastrophic for the forestry industry and also hit tourism.
As the busy summer holidays period approaches, members of the public are being urged to take some simple precautions which could help, such as cleaning their boots before leaving.
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This report sets out estimates for the crop loss and value to Scottish crop production should the molluscicide metaldehyde be withdrawn. This would leave ferric phosphate as the only available chemical control option. Short term losses are negligible as the substitution of ferric phosphate carries no additional treatment costs and has equivalent efficacy. Longer term there is some risk should resistance arise to this single site mode of action active, and ferric phosphate (although of lower mammalian toxicity to metaldehyde) has some environmental impacts of its own.
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Our Next Event
Scotland's Plant Health Conference will be held in the Edinburgh Suite of the Hilton Double Tree Hotel next to Edinburgh Airport (100 Eastfield Road, EH28 8LL) on 28th May 2019 from 09.30 - 15.30. All stakeholders with an interest in plant health in Scotland are welcome to register for free before Friday 17th May at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is obligatory for seating and catering purposes.
This is the first time the conference has been held and combines both the Scottish Government's Plant Health Forum and the Plant Health Centre's annual stakeholder event.
The Conference Programme is available here.
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