Conservation & Environment

Manuka Essential Oil As Effective Natural Herbicide

Weeds have a greater impact on crop yields than any other pests. Over the past several decades, farmers have continually turned to synthetic herbicides because they are the most effective deterrent against weeds. However, demand for organic food is rising, and public sentiment toward synthetic herbicides is increasingly negative. There is a need — and […]

Sandalwood Project Receives Grant

A collaborative team of West Australian and Sri Lankan scientists have been awarded a Sri Lanka National Research Council Grant to help continue their international study to protect and repopulate the highly threatened sandalwood tree Santalum album. Dhanushka says determining the quality of sandalwood is simple as standards have established for many years, but one […]

‘Green’ Products Still Contain Petrochemicals

The burgeoning natural and organic household product sectors are solid evidence that the public is becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of avoiding synthetic chemicals. But a new study presented at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has revealed that some “green” cleaning products still contain ingredients derived from […]

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