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Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future.
A new generation of high yield plants could be created following a fundamental change in our understanding of how plants develop.
Research team leader, Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the number and types of weed seeds which can be dispersed through horse manure.
Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination.
A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather — a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures.
Light is not only the source of a plant's energy, but also an environmental signal that instructs the growth behavior of plants.
A plant in the Israeli desert has developed a ‘toxic mustard bomb’ which causes the spiny mouse that eats its berries to spit out the seeds like a child munching on watermelon.
Plants are dependent on the sun. Sunlight does not only supply them with energy, but also controls their development steps.
The quality of agricultural seedlings is important to crop growth and yield after transplantation.
Dormant seeds in the soil detect and respond to seasonal changes in soil temperature by changing their sensitivity to plant hormones.
Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to type refers to the characteristics of the parent plant such as large fruit/blooms. Plants...