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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 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

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

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

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 — 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

Scientists Move a Step Closer to Understanding Species Distributions in the Face of Climate Change

Aug. 7, 2015 — Scientists move a step closer to understanding species distributions in the face of climate ... read more

High-Altitude Climate Change to Kill Cloud Forest Plants

Aug. 7, 2015 — Scientists have discovered many tropical, mountaintop plants won't survive global warming, even under the best-case climate scenario. Many of the species they studied will likely not be able to ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Biopigments of plants, so-called biological photosynthetic pigments, leave behind unique traces in the light they reflect, an international team has discovered. The scientists studied these ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Woody plant encroachment is one of the biggest challenges facing rangelands worldwide, but it consistently has been under-measured and poorly understood, said an expert who is trying to change both ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Garden lovers and horticulturalists now have two new species names to add to their vocabulary and memory. The world's most commercially successful dogwood garden trees have finally received ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, researchers report, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Toxic is bad. Or is it? New studies of seagrasses reveal that they are surprisingly good at detoxifying themselves when growing in toxic seabed. But if seagrasses are stressed by their environment, ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Bedding plant seedlings grown under low greenhouse ambient light were compared with those grown under supplemental lighting or sole-source photosynthetic lighting with similar daily light integral. ... read more

July 28, 2015 — US farmers have long hoped to extend sugarcane's growing range northward from the Gulf coast, substantially increasing the land available for sugar and biofuels. Several hybrid canes developed ... read more

July 28, 2015 — The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow to seek more sunlight were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields ... read more

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