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Article ID: 699028

Play-Doh Helps Plant Research

University of Delaware

You know that smell of fresh cut grass? It's a cry for help. Plants use scent cues to protect themselves and new research has identified the use of these plant volatiles in agricultural settings.

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15-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698895

How Can I Help My Soil Hold More Carbon?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Using best practices, in the long-term, can reduce greenhouse gases and help the environment! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 15 Soils Matter blog explains how gardens and lawns can be used to store more carbon in soil.

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15-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698939

UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Produce More Meat, Dairy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu said.

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14-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698890

UF/IFAS Researchers Give Nutrient Recommendations for Citrus Greening

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Through funding from the state legislature-funded Citrus Initiative, Tripti Vashisth has found that leaves from greening-affected trees often show deficiencies in certain nutrients such as manganese, zinc, iron and more. This suggests that, because of greening, more of these are required and are critical for diseased plants’ survival.

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13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698892

New UF/IFAS Citrus Production Guide Helps Growers Survive in the Age of HLB

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Beginning this week, Florida citrus growers will have an updated resource to help them keep groves productive despite the ever-present threat of Huanglongbing, the bacterial malady also known as HLB or citrus greening disease.

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13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698819

SU Arboretum First in Maryland to Earn ArbNet Level III Accreditation

Salisbury University

With over 2,700 recorded trees, Salisbury University is comprised of some of the most horticulturally diverse grounds in its region. SU recently became the first in Maryland to receive Level III accreditation from the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Register of Arboreta.

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10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698755

UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In addition to antibiotic injections, scientists are trying to find the insect that transmits lethal bronzing to the trees. Bahder and his research team have been surveying symptomatic palms for about a year and so far, they’ve narrowed the list to two potential insects as possible conveyors of lethal bronzing.

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9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698616

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A study in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in vegetation and delays fall color change. The research team measured plant greenness over three years at the SPRUCE study, a unique ecosystem-scale experiment operated by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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6-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698699

Early Findings Show Plant Hormone May Help in Citrus Greening Fight

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Fernando Alferez, an assistant professor of horticultural sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, leads a team of UF/IFAS researchers studying the effects of Homobrassinolides (HBr), a type of plant hormone, on greening-infected citrus trees.

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