ArborCarbon at the WALGA Expo 2016

The team at ArborCarbon are looking forward participating for the first time at the  2016 WA Local Government Convention & Trade Exhibition , which will be held Wednesday, 3 August – Friday, 5 August 2016 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We welcome all Mayors, Councillors and Local Government staff to come over to our booth (95) and say hello and find out more about how we help Local Governments better manage urban trees and naturals areas, with cost saving technologies and expert scientific advice and services.

 

 

Neogen plant disease rapid screening tests

 

ArborCarbon are the Australian and New Zealand distributors for Neogen ALERT-LF and SPOTCHECK-LF lateral flow tests which detect a wide range of plant pathogens, including Phytophthora.

These  lateral flow tests are quick, simple and very easy to use.  They are used in agriculture, natural areas, nurseries and commercial greenhouses.

Both tests formats use the same lateral flow devices, they just require slightly different methods for preparing the plant material sample.  See the following test procedure videos;

Neogen Spot Check procedures

SPOTCHECK-LF for the detection of the following plant pathogens;

Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus
Ralstonia solonacearum
Xanthomonas campestris pv pelargonii
Erwinia amylovora

Neogen Alert LF procedure video image   ALERT-LF for the detection of the following fungal plant pathogens;

Phytophthora spp.
Pythium spp.
Rhizoctonia spp.

See the Neogen plant disease website  for other  phytodiagnostic solutions and more test formats for use in plant pathology laboratories.

Neogen’s phytodiagnostics business is headquartered at Neogen Europe Ltd., which is located in the West of Scotland. It is operated by a team comprised of customer service, sales, technical support, production, quality control and R&D personnel.

Neogen Europe Ltd., the European subsidiary of Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG), is a high technology business dedicated to the development and marketing of novel diagnostic kits. These kits focus on topical concerns about the quality and safety of food and agricultural products, from the quality of seed that goes into the ground, right through the chain to the safety of fully processed food products. Neogen Europe was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for international trade and development, one of the highest awards bestowed on a UK company.

For more information and pricing for these test kits contact Leisha Jack  at ArborCarbon in Perth, Western Australia.

Email  l.jack@arborcarbon.com.au   or    ph +61 (0) 448 534 742

‘Shocking images’ reveal death of 10,000 hectares of mangroves

A report by ABC News reporter Kate Wild reveals thousand hectares of mangroves are dead across a stretch of coastline reaching from Queensland to the Northern Territory. 

“International mangroves expert Dr Norm Duke said he had no doubt the “dieback” was related to climate change.”

Affected area in the Gulf of Carpentaria - Google Map

Affected area in the Gulf of Carpentaria – Google Map

ArborCarbon scientists have been monitoring the mangroves around Port Hedland for almost 10 years.  Our recent mangrove monitoring trip recorded stable mangrove community health and condition.

Healthy mangroves are very import for the following reasons;

  • Provide coastal protection (from erosion and buffer storms)
  • Fishery nursery and habitat
  • Large biodiversity of flora and fauna (including migratory)

Australia has approximately 11,000 km2 of mangrove habitat that is rapidly declining from emerging pressures. Awareness of mangrove importance is crucial for the survival of this important ecosystem.

The importance of mangroves is eloquently explained in this Radio National podcast from The Science Show in 2010, by their guest, comedian John Clarke, who is involved in a project to restore the Mangroves of Western Port Bay, which lies east of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay.

For more information see Mangroves in Australia