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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

Natural Plant Defense Genes Provide Clues to Safener Protection in Grain Sorghum

Mar. 21, 2019 — Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without harming the crops themselves? In a new study, researchers ... read more

Better Water Testing, Safer Produce

Mar. 20, 2019 — Irrigation water's E. coli results can differ between labs, test ... read more

Many Pet Owners Keen to Have Vegan Pets

Mar. 19, 2019 — A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory ... read more

What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

Mar. 13, 2019 — Twin Cities research moves urban agriculture ... read more

Scientists Warn About the Dangerous Interaction of Plant Protection Products

Mar. 12, 2019 — A recent study found that the toxins used in agriculture to combat insect pests and fungi can be more dangerous than ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — A new study shows that growing grasses alongside blueberry plants corrects signs of iron deficiency, with associated improvements in berry quantity and quality. The effects are comparable to those ... read more

People Are Essential to Conserving Pollinators

Mar. 11, 2019 — A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and ... read more

What's for Dinner? Sushi, With a Side of Crickets

Mar. 11, 2019 — While insects have been consumed for centuries worldwide, many people still haven't warmed to the idea of a creepy-crawly on the ... read more

Mar. 7, 2019 — Researchers conducted an experiment that suggests microbes can specialize within plant species, which can promote plant species diversity and increased seed ... read more

Insects in Decline: On Farmland, Latecomers Lose out

Mar. 7, 2019 — Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. Recent findings indicate that, in farming areas, species that emerge in late summer are ... read more

The Evolution of Grain Yield

Mar. 11, 2019 — A high grain yield is undoubtedly a desirable trait in cereal crops. Floret fertility is a key factor which determines the number of grains per inflorescence of cereals such as bread wheat or barley. ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — A new study explores how climate, evolution, plants, and soils are linked. The research is the first to show how climate-driven evolution in tree populations alters the way trees directly interact ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance Is Spreading from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Mar. 6, 2019 — The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Periodical dust loads on foods places dietary-physiological stress on the digestive system in chimpanzees. The study implicates that extrinsic abrasive particles carried by dust-laden winds affect ... read more

Houston, We're Here to Help the Farmers

Mar. 6, 2019 — Farmers irrigating their crops may soon be getting some help from space. In 2018, scientists launched ECOSTRESS, a new instrument now attached to the International Space Station. Its mission: to ... read more

Source of Citrus' Sour Taste Is Identified

Mar. 5, 2019 — Scientists have identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biodiversity. A growing demand for agricultural products requires ever new cultivated areas. Even though technological advances are making ... read more

Alien Species Are Primary Cause of Recent Global Extinctions

Mar. 3, 2019 — Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study. Scientists found that since 1500, alien species have been solely responsible for 126 ... read more

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