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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

July 29, 2015 — Researchers studied six under-tree vegetation-free strip widths and supplemental irrigation in years 4-8 of a young peach orchard to determine effects on peach tree growth and fruit yield, harvest ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have identified the master switch for formation of the Casparian strip, a special structure in the root that plays an important role in nutrient ... read more

Unlocking the Rice Immune System

July 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Both prescription and illegal drugs such as morphine, cocaine and oxycodone have been found in surface waters in Canadian rivers. New research shows that wastewater discharged from wastewater ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Are your plants dead or dying? An online Plant Diagnostic Clinic might be able to help. Experts provide advice for homeowners, landscape professionals, nursery retailers and government agencies can ... read more

July 22, 2015 — After just five years, soil organic matter content was 8.6 percent greater in the strip-till plots when compared to the no-till plots. Furthermore, bulk density was reduced by 4 percent and ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Until now, researchers believed farming was 'invented' some 12,000 years ago in an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. A new discovery offers the first ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Much like healthy bacteria in one's gut supports health of the human body, fungus in soil can be integral to survival of trees, according to a new ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with 'dry' water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Basil can add a little zest to any meal. But downy mildew disease threatens the herb’s very existence. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are trying to ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Two new tropical plants species from the large and complex genus Hoya were found in Borneo. H. ruthiae is characterized by its lack of colored milk-like fluid and H. bakoensis -- with its strict ... read more

Controlled Burns Increase Invasive Grass in Hardwood Forests

July 21, 2015 — Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent study found that this practice also ... read more

July 20, 2015 — The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption -- that large animals mainly eat large seeds. The finding shows that a wider variety of plants than ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A cornfield can often be a far-from-optimal host for pests such as the corn earworm. New research is striving to keep it that ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Summertime plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds ... read more

Basketmakers' Tradition of Storing Black Ash Logs in Water Effective in Killing Emerald Ash Borer

July 17, 2015 — Working with artisans from the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan near Gun Lake, Mich., American scientists tested the traditional practice of storing black ash logs ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study shows. The market for hemp seed and fiber in the U.S. surpassed ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new variety of peanut, called OLé, has recently been released by a team of researchers. OLé peanuts have longer shelf lives and increased disease resistance compared to other peanut varieties, ... read more

Unprecedented Worldwide Biodiversity Study

July 16, 2015 — Humans depend on high levels of ecosystem biodiversity, but due to climate change and changes in land use, biodiversity loss is now greater than at any time in human history. A leading global ... read more

July 16, 2015 — According to new research, the defense hormone salicylic acid helps select which bacteria live both inside and on the surface of a plant's roots, keeping some bacteria out and actively ... read more

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