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Newswise: AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

Texas A&M AgriLife

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market.

Channels: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
Newswise: And on that farm, he had a robot

And on that farm, he had a robot

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Oregon State University College of Engineering agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing the perfect robotic apple picker.

Channels: Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Plants, Technology,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

Universite de Montreal

Sugar maples won’t be heading north anytime soon, despite climate change, according to a new study published in the Journal of Ecology.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language
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Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language

Boyce Thompson Institute

Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science, Plants, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Nature (journal),

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professors Rebecca Hewitt and Michelle Mack authored the study, published this week in New Phytologist, which could have implications for researchers and computer models that predict where nitrogen and carbon go at both regional and global levels.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 2:10 PM EST
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Newswise: LED Lighting in Greenhouses Helps But Standards are Needed

LED Lighting in Greenhouses Helps But Standards are Needed

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products.

Channels: Agriculture, Energy, Environmental Science, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Biodiverse forests better at storing carbon for long periods, says study

Earth Institute at Columbia University

As the effects of climate change are increasingly felt around the world, possible solutions, from reducing fossil fuel emissions to capturing carbon, have come to dominate policy discussions.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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Newswise: Top-10 Science and Technology Achievements of 2019

Top-10 Science and Technology Achievements of 2019

Brookhaven National Laboratory

In 2019, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory dove deeper into proton spin, took a leap in quantum communication, and uncovered new details of plant biochemistry, battery cathodes, catalysts, superconductors, and more. Here, in no particular order, are the biggest advances of the year.

Channels: Chemistry, DOE Science News, Energy, Engineering, High Energy Physics, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Plants, Quantum Mechanics, DOE Science News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
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