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2013-04-25 19:48:11

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding.

2011-11-30 14:56:23

Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots.

2010-12-30 14:29:06

Erosion is a significant problem on highway embankments in New England.

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2010-04-20 13:00:15

Burgeoning restrictions on water use, fertilization, and pesticide application are becoming important considerations in golf course design and management.

2010-03-15 15:54:31

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.

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent So, you've spent most every summer weekend mowing your lawn. Now you're about to spend your fall weekends fertilizing and planting grass seed so you will have even more grass to mow next spring and summer.

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By BARRY FUGATT Consider this. It takes the same time and energy to mow an ugly, weedy lawn as it does to mow a lush and healthy one. Therefore, since we're going to mow either way, it only makes sense to keep the lawn green and pretty.

2008-07-22 06:00:00

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.

2008-07-02 16:01:49

Standing in a greenhouse at the University of Rhode Island, Rebecca Brown was smiling even though it appeared that something had gone terribly wrong. Almost all of the 16 species of grass she planted last February in hundreds of small pots were dead.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.