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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. The BBSRC-funded scientists, from Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, Lancaster University and the University of Nottingham, used a hybridized species of grass called perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with a closely related species called meadow...

2007-09-13 03:00:12

By RICHARD NUNNALLY Q. In late August I treated my lawn with Roundup to kill the crabgrass and wiregrass so I can plant fescue. It apparently did a good job because everything is turning straw brown. A friend at work said I should till up the yard before I plant new seed, but that seems drastic to me. Do you think I need to till it or would running an aerator over it be good enough? A. I think tilling is too drastic, also. If your existing top soil grew a good crop of weedy grasses, it...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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