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Paraquat Resistance Discovered in Major Weed
"Glyphosate is a strong, broad spectrum nutrient chelate that inhibits plant enzymes responsible for disease resistance so that plants succumb to pathogenic attack. Widespread glyphosate-induced nutrient deficiency is reducing crop production efficiency and increasing plant disease."
Glyphosate & crop nutrient interactions have been a topic of conversation in recent times. This article by Dr. Don Huber in the US summarises his view on the subject:
We have resident Echidnas at our place. They are very shy and every time I have come across one I have been without my camera!
But here are some interesting points about this enigmatic, solitary mammal.
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News: Huge new conservation reserve for South Australia
Witchelina is a vast conservation area in the arid heartland of South Australia. At more than 4,200 square kilometres, it is the largest property ever purchased for the National Reserve System through Caring for our Country.
Bacteria boosted wattles help 're-green' Australia
Re-planting areas cleared of native vegetation is difficult and time consuming but critical to addressing dryland salinity and biodiversity loss on farm land.
The Superb Fairy-wren is the most widespread of the ten species of Fairy-wren, which are found only in Australia. Fairy-wrens are not closely related to the wrens of the northern hemisphere. The Superb Fairy-wren is found in south-eastern Australia, south from the Tropic of Capricorn through to the south-eastern corner of South Australia. It is an abundant species and was once common in urban areas, although it now appears to be disappearing from major cities.
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