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Plant Production

Articles on Plant Production. This section includes Agronomy, which deals with field crops and the soils in which they grow, and Horticulture, which is concerned with cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants.


Plant Production Articles

Rose breeding blooms from backyard to genetics lab
The backyard garden of a mathematician has rejuvenated Texas rose research in a way that could lead to improvements not only for the flowering bush but for some berry crops.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Reducing the risk of frost damage to short-season crops
Scientists are working to understand what controls flowering time and maturity in soybean production

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Potted plants aren't the answer to sick building syndrome
IF YOU want to improve the quality of the air in your home or office, forget about buying a few indoor plants.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Seed dormancy may hold the key to fighting weeds
Researchers are studying rice genes as a model to understand germination

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Galaxy gardening more than hobby for future moon, Mars residents
Long periods of total darkness and poor soil needn't stop an avid gardener – at least not one who's willing to go out of this world to grow plants.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Testing Restaurant Compost For Greenhouses
The resulting compost could boost community greenhouse-gardens.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

High-tech analysis of vineyard soil
In a special Soil Measurement & Methods section of Vadose Zone Journal, scientists review the state-of-the-art tools for measuring water content in soil

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Using frequency waves to measure moisture in soil
New findings improve the way we take and analyze field measurements

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Global garden grows greener
A NASA-Department of Energy jointly funded study concludes the Earth has been greening over the past 20 years

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

K-State professor to discuss feeding the world's population without poison
Feeding the world can be a constant battle between opposing forces.

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Finding The Garden Of Youth: New Study Shows Spinach, Strawberries Protect Against Age-Related Brain Decline
Fruits and veggies are known to protect against cancer and heart disease.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Plant a garden to grow your kids' desire for vegetables and fruit, new SLU study suggests
Research finds children eat more produce if it's homegrown

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: 3.50

Could rice be the source for a natural herbicide?
Scientists are examining which genetic characteristics of rice best control the growth of a common weed.

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

The holy grail of horticultural accomplishment: grass that never grows but is always green
News: The signaling pathway for a key class of steroid hormones that regulates growth and development in plants was recently described. This could be used to manipulate the stature of plants, and to control plant size. Applications vary from making dwarf

Date: 26 Jun 2006, Rating: 5.60

Using sewage sludge as fertilizer
Using organic waste presents a win-win situation for municipalities, agriculture

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Study suggests nutrient decline in garden crops over past 50 years
A recent study of 43 garden crops suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades while farmers have been planting crops designed to improve other traits.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Why are there so many weeds in your garden this year?
Some years, no matter how diligently you pull, your backyard garden is always covered with weeds.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

Nitrogen may increase Bt levels in corn
Scientists study the affects of nitrogen fertilizer applied to corn hybrids

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Should Roundup Ready soybeans be managed differently than conventional soybeans?
Research in Agronomy Journal suggests producers reduce seeding rates when planting Roundup Ready varieties

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Gardens have the potential to improve health, research shows
Adding greenery in the form of a garden to the often sterile, cold environment of hospitals and other healthcare facilities can reduce stress in patients, visitors and staff and even lessen a patient's pain in some instances

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated