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2010-03-08 14:56:37

Geraniums may hold the key to controlling the devastating Japanese beetle, which feeds on nearly 300 plant species and costs the ornamental plant industry $450 million in damage each year, according to scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

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2009-12-11 12:23:59

Keeping with the global "green" trend, educators worldwide are relying more on environmental education lessons to enhance students' science knowledge.

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2009-11-04 07:55:18

Pecan trees, like many fruit trees, have a tendency to bear fruit in cycles, producing a large crop in one or two years, followed by one or two years with little or no crop.

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2009-11-03 07:45:51

In 'Pixie' mandarin, fruit reduces number of flowers of return bloom by inhibiting budbreak.

2009-06-29 09:23:43

The head gardener has achieved far more than just a pretty garden. In fact, through advances in plant physiology, pathology and breeding, head gardeners have left an indelible stamp on today’s horticultural science.

2008-09-27 03:00:26

By Terry, Leon In a bid to help the industry maintain product quality and slow down deterioration rates, Cranfield University's Plant Science Laboratory reviews research into post-harvest treatment.

2008-08-05 03:00:14

By Collins, Kris Kris Collins looks at how Foundation degrees in horticultural subjects are helping to address the skills deficit Concerned about the future strength of the UK horticulture industry, business leaders across the various sectors have long cried out for new workers entering the industry to have a stronger understanding of practical skills alongside a sound academic knowledge.

2008-07-08 03:00:18

By Hotton, Mark The Government's failure to relax immigration laws will again leave thousands of pounds' worth of unharvested crops rotting in fields, raising the risk of summer fruit and vegetable shortages this year.

2008-07-04 09:00:12

By Larry A. Sagers Deseret News REXBURG, Idaho -- Brigham Young University-Idaho, might seem an unlikely place to look for garden ideas. But the delightful Thomas E. Ricks Horticulture Gardens offers plenty for visitors.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.