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Tag Archives: Royal Horticultural Society
PhD Viva, Corrections, Thesis submission, and Graduation
On 7th June 2017 the ‘Increasing accuracy of Powdery Mildew (Ascomycota, Erysiphales) identification using previously untapped DNA regions’ thesis was examined. Corrections for the thesis were accepted on 19th June and the Thesis was printed, bound, and submitted on 21st … Continue reading
RHS John MacLeod Lecture & Marsh Christian Trust Award
The RHS’ annual horticultural lecture took place yesterday, Thursday 10th November. This event has grown in stature each year I have attended, since beginning my PhD back in 2013.
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Powdery Mildews of Portland, Oregon
Unsurprisingly the USA also seems to be full of powdery mildews. The Gallery below shows a small selection of those that have been lucky enough to be photographed by myself.
Science and Plants for Schools
Contribution to the powdery mildew citizen science scheme has recently been added as an optional activity for GCSE teachers to involve their students in. I have managed to collaborate with Alistair Moore of University of York Science Education Group to include … Continue reading
Powdery Mildew Survey 2016
Now entering its third year the powdery mildew citizen science scheme is gaining more momentum, more followers, and more samples. Can we hope for more again this year?
End of my RHS media placement
My time working with the RHS Media team has come to an end; it has been a pleasure to work with and get to know everyone in the office. Through this period I have experienced being a part of the … Continue reading
New year, fresh start: RHS Media placement
For much of January and February of this year I will be experiencing a different side of the great work my sponsor, the Royal Horticultural Society, does. Working in the Media Department, Peterborough, will give me a more complete overview … Continue reading
Not everything white is powdery mildew
Plants can be infected with a wide array of different diseases. Some of these can easily be misidentified; and this has become evident in the 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey. Powdery mildews are just one of handfuls of different white structures on the … Continue reading
Powdery mildew host plants of the UK
Following the powdery mildew baseline review and promises of a ‘most wanted list‘, I thought it important to collate a list of host plants recorded to harbour this fungal pest here in the UK.
First field trip to Morocco
I will focus upon the taxonomy of Narcissus sections Apodanthi and Jonquillae during my PhD project. I started in January and since members of the genus are almost entirely spring flowering, so I had to organise fieldwork rather quickly in … Continue reading