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Monday, March 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recycling pecan wood for commercial growing substrates »
IMAGE:  Hedge-pruning pecan trees generates significant tonnages of wood biomass. A study established good potential...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Announces Awards, Available Funding to Support Agriculture Education »
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced awards totaling more than $4.5 mill...
Thursday, March 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIFA, NSF Announce $14.5 Million in Available Funding for Plant-Biotic Research »
NIFA, NSF Announce $14.5 Million in Available Funding for Plant-Biotic Research WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 – The U.S....
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Asparagus freezing tolerance related to rhizome traits »
IMAGE:  Freezing-tolerant Guelph Millennium (left) and freezing-susceptible UC157 (right) crowns are shown. Most UC15...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Genetically modified anthocyanin-expressing citrus developed »
IMAGE:  Cross-section of 'Mexican' lime fruits (A) expressing the VvmybA1 anthocyanin biosynthesis regulatory gene, (...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effects of salinity and nutrient deficiency determined for spinach »
IMAGE:  Spinach plants are shown four weeks after treatments in which they were deprived of nitrogen, phosphorous, or...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Production practices evaluated for organic trailing blackberry »
CORVALLIS, OR - Organic blackberry production is becoming an important niche market in Oregon, where nearly 50% of convent...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Blueberry types identified for resistance, susceptibility to pathogen »
IMAGE:  The effects of Phytophthora root rot on blueberry plants are evident. On the left is a a healthy Draper blu...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Striking New Crape Myrtle for Florida's Gardens and Landscapes »
A chance discovery by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists means that a striking type of pink crape myrtle cou...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SoAR Foundation: $700M Presidential Budget Request for Agricultural Research »
SoAR Foundation: $700M Presidential Budget Request for Agricultural Research Would Help Prepare Food and Farm Science to M...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taoyuan No. 3: New high-yield lettuce for subtropical regions »
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Driven by consumer demand for local leafy green vegetables, growers in Taiwan are increasingly interested...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drip irrigation rates tested for eggplant growth and yield »
TIFTON, GA - In the southeastern United States, eggplant is often produced with high levels of irrigation water and nitrog...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital imagery useful for pyrethrum analysis »
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - Pyrethrum is a perennial, herbaceous plant grown mainly for the production of pyrethrins. Pyr...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaolin effectively controls whitefly in beans »
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA - In Colombia, bean crops contribute significantly to the region's agriculture. Because these important c...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Irradiation preserves blueberry, grape quality »
IMAGE:  These are blueberries ready to enter the x-ray unit at the irradiation facility. view more Credit: P...
Monday, January 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Manure applications elevate nitrogen accumulation and loss »
IMAGE:  Researchers in China studied the co-application of manures and chemical nitrogen fertilizers in high-input gr...
Monday, January 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Checklist completed for cultivars of Salix L. (willow) »
IMAGE:  A comprehensive resource is now available for horticulturalists, plant breeders, and gardeners. The photo of...
Monday, January 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preferences for changing landscape color, complexity determined »
IMAGE:  Example photographs presented to participants in a study of preferences. Photos depict winter dormant, foliat...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Best basil varieties for hydroponic greenhouse production »
AMES, IA - As the popularity of fresh culinary herbs increases, growers are looking to year-round production methods to su...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Container-grown conifers benefit from irrigation based on daily water use »
EAST LANSING, MI - Competition for limited water resources is challenging producers of container-grown nursery plants to i...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality »
IMAGE:  Tomato plants received supplemental lighting from high-pressure sodium lamps or from intracanopy (IC) LED tow...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biochar suitable substrate for soilless hydroponic tomatoes »
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - As the use of soilless, hydroponic growing methods becomes more prevalent among crop produ...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consumers' preferences for foliage plant attributes »
APOPKA, FL - Researchers used eye-tracking technology and rating-based experiments to determine what affects consumers' li...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plasticulture system offers alternative for cabbage producers »
IMAGE:  Field studies of cabbage growing systems in Florida revealed that plasticulture systems could be beneficial,...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Optimal conditions for forcing cut pineapple lily »
IMAGE:  Pineapple lily plants were grown in field beds to determine ideal forcing conditions. Varieties in the study...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extending the growing season for baby-leaf salad greens »
IMAGE:  One of the authors of a new study is shown harvesting baby-leaf greens in a field in Washington. Field experi...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three food grade colorants identified for citrus »
IMAGE:  Oranges treated with annatto extract, paprika extract, and paprika oleoresin show the dark orange color prefe...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common kitchen practices detrimental to tomato aroma »
IMAGE:  Researchers analyzed tomato volatiles using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, and compared the volatile p...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participatory breeding program assists organic tomato growers »
IMAGE:  Researchers in Indiana explored new breeding options using an online grower survey and field trials. They fou...
Friday, October 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travel Grants Now Available for the 2016 Urban Food Systems Symposium »
Student Travel Grants now Available for 2016 Urban Food Systems Symposium, June 22-25, 2016 At least six travel grant...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants »
ITHACA, NY - Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Homeowners like money-saving benefits of smart irrigation controllers »
GAINESVILLE, FL - Smart irrigation controllers, technologies used to decrease landscape water applications, are catching o...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry »
RALEIGH, NC - A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their re...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preserving the best qualities of 'Honeycrisp' apples »
PUYALLYP, WA - 'Honeycrisp' apples are among the most popular varieties in today's fresh fruit market. The apple's explosi...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New treatment extends shelf life of bananas »
MADISON, WI - Around the world, bananas are one of the most popular tropical fruits. Despite their popularity, bananas hav...

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