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Tree of the month: Willow

This photograph of willow leaves, provided to the Centre for Biosciences Imagebank by Prof Paul F. Brain at the University of Wales, Swansea, illustrates an instalment in my Tree of the Month series. I base this series (‘ogham’ tag) loosely … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Selective breeding to improve rice

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announces that a wild rice species has been crossed with cultivated rice to breed a salt-tolerant hybrid. Field trials are underway. If all goes well, this might allow farmers to grow rice on land … Continue reading

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