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Emu bush lowers livestock methane - State News - Livestock - Cattle - The Land

Emu bush lowers livestock methane - State News - Livestock - Cattle - The Land | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
REDUCING methane has long been a concern for scientists interested in livestock performance, but it is only since it became a taboo issue - due to climate change - that significant grant funds have become available to investigate further.
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Liquid gold rush beckons as search begins for best antimicrobial honey

Liquid gold rush beckons as search begins for best antimicrobial honey | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australian honey producers are set for a liquid billion-dollar global gold rush with new research investigating healing and anti-inflammatory properties in the flowering nectar of trees across Australia.
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Gardening: kangaroo paw, our fuzzy furry friends

Gardening: kangaroo paw, our fuzzy furry friends | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
You don't have to grow certain kind of gardens to enjoy these native beauties.
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Replacement of dying Eucalyptus trees begins

Replacement of dying Eucalyptus trees begins | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A decade-long effort begins to find out why Eucalyptus trees on the Monaro Plains in south eastern New South Wales are dying and how they can be replaced.
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Secret Ingredients: Native Foods for a Warmer Australia

Secret Ingredients: Native Foods for a Warmer Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

....... Amongst all this enthusiasm for the international, however, there has been a home-grown cuisine and culture continually overlooked. Only recently has mainstream attention begun to focus on the fruits, nuts and vegetables of Australian ecosystems, growing out of a curiosity to explore yet more novel tastes and combinations. Of course, to First Australians, native foods aren’t novel at all.

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'Climate change and weeds' putting SA's plant biodiversity at risk

'Climate change and weeds' putting SA's plant biodiversity at risk | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
South Australia has six plant biodiversity hotspots but threats to conservation including climate change and weed invasion are putting them at risk, researchers say.
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New species found as epic mapping project nears end

New species found as epic mapping project nears end | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Botanists have been travelling far and wide across Queensland for more than a decade to create the first seamless map of the state's regional ecosystems.
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Seasons of Change : Podcast - Nature vs Calendars

Seasons are more than just the changes in weather, ecology and hours of daylight caused by the Earth’s rotation around the sun and the gentle tilt of the Earth’s axis.  Astronomers and meteorologists are at odds, and in Australia the conventional “Vivaldi” seasons are found wanting.  Seasons affect people and people, plants and animals are intimately connected with their own seasonal understanding.

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Australian distillers use native plants to add own distinct flavour to global gin craze

Australian distillers use native plants to add own distinct flavour to global gin craze | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
In the midst of a global gin revival, Australian distillers turn to native plants to make their white spirits stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
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It's time to put the bush back into the bush capital

It's time to put the bush back into the bush capital | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
I love this time of the year in the bush capital, as the bulbine lilies, indigofera, hardinbergia, bush peas and wattles flower, changing our parks into a riot of purple, orange and yellow.
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Spring blossoms probably aren't making you sneeze

Spring blossoms probably aren't making you sneeze | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Don't blame the wattle: Allergy expert explains real causes of hayfever and why spring isn't always the worst time for sufferers

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Increasing global demand for eucalyptus oil

Increasing global demand for eucalyptus oil | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Increasing demand for eucalyptus oil has seen an oil mallee distillery restarted in WA's Wheatbelt.
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Fusing cells offers 'mind-blowing opportunities' for native plant cultivation

Fusing cells offers 'mind-blowing opportunities' for native plant cultivation | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Scientists discover the future of native flower breeding through a special seedling process called somatic fusion.
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Fire used to help save WA's spiral-fruited wattle

Fire used to help save WA's spiral-fruited wattle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Prescribed burning is being used to help regenerate the critically endangered Acacia cochlocarpa subsp. cochlocarpa.

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Vanishing trees could leave cities bereft of wildlife

Vanishing trees could leave cities bereft of wildlife | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Urban development often results in the ‘clean up’ of existing trees for construction access, neatness or reducing the risk of damage to surrounding property from falling branches or bushfire. Now researchers are warning that, as the world’s cities lose their large old trees, native wildlife that depend on those trees for food and shelter will also be in jeopardy.

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Photographic Guide to Native Plants of the ACT

Photographic Guide to Native Plants of the ACT | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Anyone with an interest in plants who lives in or around the bush capital, as bushwalker, landowner, gardener, wildflower rambler or even serious plant student, will benefit from this book.

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Aboriginal people, bush foods knowledge and products from central Australia

Aboriginal people, bush foods knowledge and products from central Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Ethical guidelines for commercial bush food research, industry and enterprises.

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Kimberley community starts harvesting 'Kakadu plum' super fruit

Kimberley community starts harvesting 'Kakadu plum' super fruit | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
An Aboriginal community in the West Kimberley becomes the first to commercially harvest the highly sought after bush fruit gubinge.
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Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

In 1829, estranged from her family and living in an isolated Scottish village, Georgiana Kennedy makes a sudden decision to marry Captain John Molloy of the Rifle Brigade - a handsome hero with a mysterious past. Together, they emigrate to the remote southwest of Western Australia with the first small group of European settlers, experiencing great hardship in the fledgling colonies of Augusta and Busselton.

 

In times of personal tragedy and privation, botany is Georgiana Molloy's salvation. Entirely self-taught, she becomes the first internationally successful female botanist in Western Australia.

 

Today, her collections of indigenous flora of the southwest, including type specimens, are archived in the world's leading herbaria.

 

Drawing on primary sources and fresh evidence to explore previously undisclosed influences that shaped Georgiana's strong values and attitudes, Bernice Barry sheds new light on the pioneering botanist's writing, and answers questions asked for a hundred and fifty years about John Molloy's complete history and his influence on her life. This minutely researched biography covers some of the most dramatic scenery, geographical and historical, of two centuries in England, Scotland, Spain and Australia a tale of love, drama, adventure and resilience.

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So, who's for an indigenous Christmas tree?

So, who's for an indigenous Christmas tree? | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
What part of the plant world has Christmas not touched? For centuries the English have celebrated the season with mistletoe, the Germans with spruces, the Mexicans with poinsettias. But what to do when it's not the cold you are saluting but the dry heat of summer?
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Western Australia's bush food industry is booming

Western Australia's bush food industry is booming | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Demand for bush food in Western Australia is too big for the supply, the state's bush food association says.
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Flowering eucalyptus trees grown for export

Flowering eucalyptus trees grown for export | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Ornamental eucalyptus trees, grafted and cloned in Adelaide, could soon line streets in the US and Europe.
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Historic Tasmanian wildflower watercolours revealed 130 years late

Historic Tasmanian wildflower watercolours revealed 130 years late | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A collection of historic Tasmanian wildflower watercolours set for publishing more than 130 years ago finally goes on display.
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Sunshine Coast expert calls for wildflower protection

Sunshine Coast expert calls for wildflower protection | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A native flower expert says the Sunshine Coast's wallum or coastal heathland vegetation must be protected from further development.
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People power saves endangered species in the plant world

People power saves endangered species in the plant world | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Having abseiled into a deep rainforest gorge in the Blue Mountains, bushwalker David Noble found himself surrounded by strange conifers with leaves like fern fronds and bark like a chocolate crackle. He had never seen such trees before and so Noble – who also happened to be a parks and wildlife officer – pocketed a leaf. 
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Celia Rosser - aka the Banksia lady - and her life botanic

Celia Rosser - aka the Banksia lady - and her life botanic | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Surely one of the worst things to say to an artist wanting to paint a flower that looks alive enough to pick, is that looks like it has been cut for a week. When botanist Alex George dared make such an utterance to Celia Rosser early on in their Monash Banksia Project it was a turning point. Immediately, the artist, who left school when she was 14 and had forged a career between cutting kids lunches, washing clothes and preparing dinner, determined that she would not remain for another minute in the studio while others collected her specimens.

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