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Golf-Course Fungicide Could Produce Smaller, Environmentally Friendly Corn Plants
2012-05-16 06:27:57

A fungicide commonly used on golf courses could hold the key to producing miniaturized corn plants which require less water and fertilizer to grow and be more environmentally friendly, a researcher at Purdue University in Indiana has discovered.

For Stronger Corn, Make It All Female
2011-12-01 05:00:02

A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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