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Conservation of the 'Codice de Rohan'

The Del Dritto Municipale di Malta (Malta, 1784), is often referred to as the ‘Codice de Rohan’. It was commissioned in 1776, by the then Grand Master Emanuel de Rohan Polduc, the last Grand Master of the ruling Order of St John. 866 more words

Conservation Reports

Embracing the Bug


IPM’s Pro-Active Pest Control Approach

For years, I battled with insects – wasps, Japanese beetles, bean beetles, stink bugs, aphids and more.  Like the woman in the garden store line this weekend, I used to buy the most powerful insecticide to wipe out pests even if my cause was hopeless. 430 more words

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Apple Diseases

Useful Links – Some Fun Holiday Reading

Following on from my posts about brown rot and apple thinning, I found a few useful links about diseases of apple trees: 223 more words

The Gardens of Chiconia 32: Autumn colour

I don’t have anything exciting to show or tell today, so I’ll let Nature speak for herself.

Curry plant

Moses in a basket

Lacy leafy heart… 41 more words


Ambrosia Beetles Found in Muscadine Vines

Now muscadine growers have a new pest to concern themselves with in south Mississippi.  Recently, Chris Werle (USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory Poplarville, MS) found ambrosia beetles attacking muscadine vines.   188 more words


Attack of the "Bookworms"

I recently encountered “bookworm” damage in a book I was capturing. This was surprising to me me because, while I have taken a course in the preservation of information materials, I do not remember this topic being discussed. 195 more words

Digitization Laboratory

Wooden Board Infilling pt. 1

I’m currently working on a few large bindings, one of which has wooden boards that have become a feast for woodworm. All along the joint edge where I’ve uncovered the board by removing the previous deteriorated red rotten reback leather, there’s evidence of quite a lot of insect damage. 286 more words

Book Project