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May 22, 2015

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Bloom Preservation With Urine Chemical and Acids?

May 19, 2015 — If you want your cut gerberas to last longer in the vase, you could try a flower food made from acids and ... read more

May 13, 2015 — The spigot for plant discoveries in Madagascar continues to flow steadily, with no signs of slowing down in the near future. Botanists recently described 17 new species of Eugenia in the Myrtle ... read more

May 12, 2015 — It took decades of painstaking work, but a research geneticist managed to cross a popular soybean variety with a related wild perennial plant that grows like a weed in Australia, producing the first ... read more

Feds Approve Wider Testing of Spinach Defenses Against Citrus Greening Disease

May 12, 2015 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved an Experimental Use Permit under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the ... read more

Research Aims to Restore Riparian Corridors and an Iconic Tree

May 11, 2015 — Beginning on May 11, Forest Service scientists will plant different combinations of tree and shrub species in four riparian areas on the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York and monitor the ... read more

Harmful Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay Are Becoming More Frequent

May 11, 2015 — A recent study of harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries shows an increase in ecosystem-disrupting events in the past 20 years being fed by excess nitrogen runoff from the ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have already caused large-scale physiological responses of European forests. In particular, the efficiency of water-use of trees, which is coupled ... read more

Food and Fuel: Model for Bioenergy Feedstock/vegetable Double-Cropping Systems

May 8, 2015 — Researchers realize that biomass feedstock will need to come from many different sources, in order to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating the production of 36 billion gallons of ... read more

May 4, 2015 — An "ancient relationship" between fungi and plant roots creates a genetic expression that leads to more root growth, scientists say. Common fungus could one day be used as ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures has been discovered by scientists. The researchers said the findings provided insights into how plants modulate their ... read more

Ecologist Warns of Bamboo Fueling Spread of Hantavirus

May 7, 2015 — The popularity of bamboo landscaping could increase the spread of hantavirus, researchers say, with the plant's prolific seed production creating a population boom among seed-eating deer mice ... read more

May 7, 2015 — If you have this beautiful flower in your garden, you should uproot it before the seed pods explode, releasing thousands of seeds. It spreads like the plague. The seeds of Impatiens glandulifera, ... read more

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model

May 6, 2015 — A new study is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely collaborators can come together to make surprising discoveries. An international team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, natural ... read more

Trees Grow on Money: Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new study shows a correlation between the number of city trees and overall income levels in seven U.S. cities. Given the current state of environmental equity, researchers expected to find more ... read more

'Silver Bullet' Kills Phytophthora, a Fungus That Affects More Than 400 Plants and Trees

May 5, 2015 — Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its ... read more

May 4, 2015 — The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study shows that the grains might also seed ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A demographic study of two endangered plants at Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco shows that they favor recently disturbed open areas over areas that have established plant cover. ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Flowering plants naturally know when they need to spare or perish their cells. In a new study, an international group of plant biologists has examined the ovules of plant cells by live-imaging to ... read more

Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding could improve the economics of ... read more

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