Andrew and Fairchild Gardens

Cameron Laird claird at NeoSoft.com
Tue Sep 1 09:02:19 EST 1992


In article <1992Aug31.101420.20725 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri writes:
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>Is this return to high frequency storms associated with global warming ??
As others have commented, it's not
clear that this is a well-posed
question.
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>And, what did the hurricane do to the fragile ecosystem of the everglades ??
Hurricanes are *part* of "the
fragile ecosystem ..."  That's far
from a complete answer, of course,
but perhaps it's appropriate to
note at least that.
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>The UK was lashed by the tail end of these storms over the weekend and THAT
>was bad enough.  As you know, I am interested in the ability of crops to
>resist 'lodging' damage.  The crops in the North East of Scotland have been
I didn't know, but perhaps I haven't
been reading bionet.plants long enough.
Please, tell more:  do Scots farmers
interplant barley with oats to reduce
lodging?  What other crops have problems
with lodging?  What approaches--plant
breeding?  other?--are taken to improving
European cultivars in these regards?
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Cameron Laird
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