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Monday, May 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Goshen Gold', Late-season Apricot Debuts »
PARLIER, CA - A new variety of apricot shows good potential for use in both fresh and dried product markets. 'Goshen Gold'...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Root water transport measured with hydraulic conductance flow meter »
RALEIGH, NC - Scientists are seeking to learn more about the many environmental and physiological factors that can influen...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Automated thinner benefits romaine lettuce size, uniformity »
IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA - As vegetable growers face a lack of skilled farm labor and higher production costs, they are searchi...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Landscapers benefit from organic land care extension program »
IMAGE:  Land care practitioners visit organic turf sites in New Jersey as part of the Rutgers Organic Land Care Certi...
Monday, March 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Citrus scion/rootstock combinations show tolerance to huanglongbing »
IMAGE:  This is a photo showing 'Hamlin/Kinkoji' (left) and 'Sugar Belle/Sour Orange' (right), two of the citrus tree...
Monday, March 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cloning of Northern Mexico cactus proves useful in conservation »
MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO - Endangerment of certain cacti species is caused by multiple factors, most notably illicit extraction....
Monday, March 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Restoring the American chestnut »
IMAGE:  Tissue-cultured American chestnut shoots are shown in a post-rooting medium containing activated charcoal. Ex...
Monday, March 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impacts of salinity determined for Agave »
PROVO, UT - As groundwater levels decline, identifying plants that can thrive in low water conditions is increasingly impo...
Monday, March 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heirloom dry beans suitable for small-scale organic production »
ST. PAUL, MN - Consumer demand for organic heirloom dry beans is on the rise. According to the authors of a new study, the...
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...

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