Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Containing Moulds, Saving Cockies 

Fun fact: did you know that a Phytophthora species was responsible for
the potato blight in Ireland?


I do now. Gill's recently attended a course on Phytophthora cinnamomi (Pc), a water mould commonly known as jarrah dieback. Dieback kills our native jarrah trees but Gill says ... the symptoms aren't dying back so much as sudden death. Containment of the mould is the only way to prevent further loss of trees.

Gill also let me know how to have AMP donate a dollar to Greening Australia's Bring back the Glossy Black Cockatoo habitat restoration project on Kangaroo Island.

If you'd like to do the same, visit the AMP Web site and click on the image of a tree in the bottom right hand corner of their front page. For every click, AMP Foundation will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $10,000).

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