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Plants, Flowers, Pollinators, Scent, Fragrance, Color

Plants Combine Color and Fragrance to Procure Pollinators

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ho knew that it’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international research team published their findings Sept. 4 in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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UF Experts Offer Tips for Tree, Lawn Survival Post-Irma

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Researchers and Extension faculty suggest resetting uprooted palms and trees only after they have been examined for safety and deemed worthy of replanting. For hardwood trees, if a majority of major anchor roots have been fractured, it is unlikely that such trees will successfully reestablish themselves, and they will likely fail in future storms. Uprooted trees and palms in good condition should be replanted as soon as possible and watered frequently.

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Oak wilt, New York City, Cornell University, Trees, Brooklyn, Long Island, Fungus, NYSDEC

Devastating Tree Fungus Found in Brooklyn and Four Long Island Towns

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Cornell University scientists in partnership with state agencies identified oak wilt, a devastating pathogenic fungus that kills oak trees, in six new locations throughout New York state: four towns on Long Island, Brooklyn and Canandaigua.

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Natural Gas, fracking, Environment, Organic Carbon, soil restoraton

Researching the Impact of Natural Gas Drilling

The installation of natural gas wells requires soil reclamation efforts after installation. These efforts are often hindered by salt-affected soils, weed invasions and slow plant establishment. The “Soil Changes Before, During, and After Natural Gas Drilling” presentation planned at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, will address this important topic.

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Plant Breeding, Crops, Legumes, Pulses, crop wild relatives

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Plants, Trees, Water, Hydrology, soil hydrology, Science, Roots, Groundwater, Charles Darwin, Climate, Climate Change, Adaptation, Resilience, soil, Nutrients, Environment, Food Chain, Seeds, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse Gas, grasses, Shrubs, herbaceous plants, succulents, Forests, rain forests, Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, Ecosystem, Ecology

Deep Roots in Plants Driven by Soil Hydrology

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Searching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, the depth of plant roots, which varies between species and soil conditions, will play a key role in plants’ adaptation to climate change, said Ying Fan Reinfelder, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Department of Environmental Sciences.

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Polyploid, Polyploids, Polyploidy

Researchers Stumped by Plants with Multiple Chromosomes Set January Meeting to Collaborate

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Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them. A meeting has been set for San Diego in January to start to address that issue.

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FALL, Fall Foliage, Fall Leaves

Hot Days, Cold Nights Mean Fantastic Fall Foliage Forecast in New York

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University of Vienna, Nature Biotechnology, Cereal, heat and drought, Pearl millet, Genome Sequence, extreme environments, Wolfram Weckwerth, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), C4 plant, Africa, Asia, Harvest

A Cereal Survives Heat and Drought

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An international consortium under the lead of the non-profit organization "International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics" (ICRISAT) and participation of a research team around the system biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This so-called C4 plant is especially important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or wheat already have no grains anymore.

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Agriculture, no-till, Strip till, Conservation, beets

Effects of Changing Tillage Practices on Sugar Beets Presented

Changing tillage practices can help the environment and reduce costs, according to a study in Montana.







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