Spruce bark beetle continue to damage and kill spruce trees around the Anchorage bowl and across Southcentral Alaska. The question often asked is, what if anything can one do about it? Or perhaps, what SHOULDN’T we do about it. Many commercial companies use pesticide sprays and root drenches that contain carbaryl, a chemical known to
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CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded on April 29th, 2020 You can listen to the recording here. You can download slides here (powerpoint version) OR (pdf version) On April 20, 2010, an explosion on British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest marine oil spill in history. Nearly 2 million gallons of
The Role of Mycoremediation in Alaska: Applications and limitations of mushroom-based bioremediation in cool climates
CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded on March 25, 2020 You can listen to the recording here Download the presentation slides here There is a growing body of evidence supporting the application of mycoremediation in cool climates. Specialists at Sustainable Earth Research, Far North Fungi, and Paxaro Solutions (The Fungi Alliance) have completed pilot studies at petroleum contaminated