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The world of fungi is a critical part of the ecology; but often unseen, misunderstood and unappreciated.
Our mushroom, plant pathology and microbiology courses can help change your perception of the world of fungi.
For the home vegetable garden, the most widely grown beans are usually common (green) beans, runner beans, and broad beans. The common bean is known by a number of other names including green beans, French beans, haricot beans, flageolet, and string beans.
They are all cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris. Most green beans have a compact or bushy growth habit and are referred to as ‘bush beans’, or sometimes ‘dwarf beans’. Some cultivars have a climbing habit and are known as pole beans.
Runner beans, Phaseolus coccineus, are also climbers. They have striking red flowers which have made them popular as ornamental vines as well as vegetable crops.
Broad beans, Vicia faba, go by many other names like faba beans, fava beans, horse beans, field beans and English beans. It all depends where you live. In Australia, New Zealand and the UK, broad bean is the preferred name whereas in the United States they are called fava beans.
Land has never been more precious.
Anyone who owns land has a responsibility to care for that land properly - to both protect your own investment and to protect the legacy you leave to future generations.
You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free! So exactly what is a COC? It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.
The COC is just as important in environmental and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important
Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring?
Daunting? But now you need to understand
environmental chemistry basics for your job?
Have a look at our new Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world
of chemicals in the environment. Become
familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent
Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when
fuels or organic matter are burned).Learn the difference between oxygen and ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil,
including the good, the bad, the ugly.