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A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding.
A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion.
Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots.
The popular forage and turf grass called tall fescue covers a vast amount of land in the U.S. -- an area that's estimated to be larger than Virginia and Maryland combined -- and a new study by ecologists at Rice University and Indiana University suggests there is more to fescue than meets the eye.
By Larry A. Sagers Deseret News Since August has passed with no measurable precipitation, water conservation is back in the forefront. Utah is always dry, but the increasing needs for water is prompting many to take a harder look at how they use water. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 22--With restrictions on watering still stringent in many Triangle communities, keeping lawns green can be a challenge -- especially as temperatures rise.
New research by biologists at Rice University, Indiana University and George Mason University reveals how some non-native fescue grass gets a leg up over competing native plants: it's passed over by plant-eating insects and animals because its leaves are laced with toxic alkaloids, thanks to a symbiotic fungus that has co-evolved with the grass.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.