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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Lucky Four-Leaf Clovers in the Sub-Arctic Could Prove Valuable to Future Plant Breeding

Aug. 24, 2015 — The lucky discovery of four-leaf clovers in the sub-arctic could prove valuable to future plant breeding ... read more

Genetic Modification: 'The Most Critical Technology' for Feeding the World

Aug. 20, 2015 — A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A hugely destructive plant virus so flexible that it has resisted efforts to describe its form since before World War II has finally surrendered its secrets. The discovery of what makes the bendy bug ... read more

Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

Aug. 20, 2015 — Global wine production leaves an estimated 13 million tonnes of grape marc waste each year. Now researchers are suggesting that this solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Damage suffered by trees during a drought can reduce their long-term survival for up to a decade after the drought ends, a new study of tree mortality in southeastern forests finds. By identifying ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Rice plants stress in heat, but they can't go indoors. And for rice farmers, that means lower yield and quality. So find out what scientists are doing about ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Two growth-promoting groups of substances, or phytohormones, the gibberellins and the brassinosteroids, are used independently of each other for the breeding and production of crop plants. A team of ... read more

Mites Might Be Mighty Pest Control Method

Aug. 17, 2015 — Biological control of pests, weeds, plants and animals gives “the best hope to providing lasting, environmentally sound and socially acceptable pest management,” according to a new ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers are developing models for predicting carbon levels in Central African forests based on measuring only 5% of all trees. In addition to being a lot more effective, their work is also ... read more

Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution Increases Allergenicity in Ragweed Pollen

Aug. 17, 2015 — Pollen of the common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) has higher concentrations of allergen when the plant is exposed to NO2 exhaust gases, according to new ... read more

Biotechnologist Achieves Larger, Stronger Fruits With Plant Hormone Crystals

Aug. 14, 2015 — Wanting to produce large and juicy fruits without losing their texture and maintain all their nutrients, researchers developed a bioprocess for the production of phytohormones (plant hormones) that ... read more

Meat Food Waste Has Greater Negative Environmental Impact Than Vegetable Waste

Aug. 14, 2015 — The type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, scientists have found. Although less meat is wasted (on average) compared to fruits and vegetables, the researchers found that ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A biochemist is studying Camelina sativa -- a nonfood oilseed crop -- to see how it can be used for biofuel or even industrial and food-related ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Feral animals and pest plants threaten many Australian species in the Lake Eyre Basin, the world's largest internally draining lake system in central Australia. A three-year study has ... read more

Native Plants Alone May Not Be the Best Option for Pollinating Insects in UK Gardens

Aug. 11, 2015 — New research identifies that a mix of plants from around the world may be the most effective way to sustain pollinators. The research reveals a mixture of native and non-native ornamental plants may ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Shade may limit the presence of invasive plants along streams and rivers, based on a study conducted using stream condition data collected by means of the Natural Resources Conservation Service ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study. The findings call into question the ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — After wildfire, Northern California forests are beginning to look more like those seen in Mexico and Southern ... read more

Atomic-Level Defense Secrets Revealed

Aug. 10, 2015 — The molecular secrets of plants' defense mechanisms have been revealed at the atomic level. The study focuses on the plant hormone jasmonate and its interaction with three key proteins. The ... read more

Aug. 9, 2015 — Documents dating back to the 16th Century provide a unique insight into one of Darwin's landmark studies, according to research. In 1862, Darwin presented the case that some plant species have ... read more

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