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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Avocado Tree-Destroying Pathogen Now in 61 of 67 Florida Counties

May 4, 2016 — The only Florida counties not to have reported laurel wilt are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla – all in the Panhandle, reports one expert, who provides homeowners tips on ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Produce Higher Soybean Yields in the Southern US

Apr. 18, 2016 — Treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoid pesticides (imidacloprid or thiamethoxam) provides higher yields in southern US states, scientists have found. The results of their study contrast with a ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Using DNA collected from corn grown by immigrant farmers in Los Angeles and Riverside, researchers have found the genetic diversity of corn in some home and community gardens in Southern California ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new biotech trait currently in the development stage could provide improved control of thrips and plant bugs in cotton. While not yet commercially available, researchers are pleased with trial ... read more

The Ecological Role of Fruit Aroma

Apr. 12, 2016 — Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — The diet in many developing countries is lacking zinc, but researchers have just solved the riddle of how to get more zinc into crop seeds. However, don't expect the zinc rich grain and rice to ... read more

Feeding the World: Uncovering a Key Regulator of Flower Head Development in Rice

Apr. 1, 2016 — Discovering how rice flower structures develop in response to environmental cues will help breeders increase the productivity of this crucial food crop. In a groundbreaking study, scientists ... read more

Industrial Scale Plant Breeding to Develop Sustainable Varieties of Wheat

Mar. 31, 2016 — Take the wild and distant relatives of bread wheat, transfer any agronomically important traits you can find into modern varieties of wheat and distribute the newly created germplasm worldwide for ... read more

New Plant: Microorganism Symbiosis Discovered

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which could lead to a more sustainable ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — This study of lettuce and Arabidopsis shows for the first time that a gene known to direct the depth of seed dormancy and the timing of germination also influences flowering. The findings also ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which in turn improves how it uses water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study. When warm, dry conditions lead to drought in the years following fires, it ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Colorful, low-intensity grasslands do not only look attractive, but also offer valuable habitat for many plants and animals. Yet they have become rare in many places. To create more environments that ... read more

Plant-Based Alternative Protein Options Emerge from the Sea

Mar. 17, 2016 — When one hears the term “alternative protein source” tofu, tempeh and seitan are what typically come to mind. Researchers discuss three lesser known, but just as nutritious and palatable ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers recently released 40 varieties of early-flowering sorghum bred for use in cooler, more temperate areas. These early-flowering varieties of sorghum are critical for the spread of the crop ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — New research suggests that Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust) distribution in the Southern Appalachian region is more strongly patterned by Native American settlements dating back centuries than by ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Botanists developed a tissue culture method to multiply woodland agrimony, a rare, threatened plant in New York state. After researchers generated more than 1000 plants from 35 originals, colleagues ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Spiders are known to be the classic example of insectivorous predators. Zoologists have now been able to show that their diet is more diverse than expected. Their findings show that spiders like to ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — New research is unraveling the unknown receptors and mechanism for fertilization in plants. Pollen tubes are attracted by LURE peptides, which are produced from ovules, to bring about fertilization. ... read more

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