Horticultural Plastic – What Can Be Done About it?
If you have been reading the headlines at all over the past couple of years, you will be fully aware of the devastating effects of plastic pollution. Plastic pollution can be described simply as the accumulation of plastic objects in the Earth’s environment that have detrimental, often life-threatening consequences for the planet’s wildlife. Our plastic problem begins, as you may know, with the sheer utility of the material. Due to its durability and inexpensive production process, we generate millions of tonnes of plastic each year. On top of this, the chemical structure of plastic is such that it resists many natural…Continue reading
Xylella: What Is It? What Problems Is It Causing? How Can We Solve Them?
First discovered in Italy, Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium which causes disease in a variety of commercial plants, including citrus plants and several species of broadleaf trees widely grown in the UK. While Xylella isn’t currently present in our country, the UK is still on high alert given the significance of the threat. In this article we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Xyella, detailing what can be done to combat some of the key problems we face as a result of it. What is it? Classed as one of the most harmful plant pathogenic bacteria in the world, Xylella lives…Continue reading