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Article ID: 706745

Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

Kobe University

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

18-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706720

Purple Reigns

Washington University in St. Louis

Purple rice is a whole grain with high levels of antioxidants -- and high levels of genetic diversity, thanks to traditional farming practices, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

18-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706684

Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production

Cornell University

Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats, according to a new Cornell University-led study.

17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706569

High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Michigan State University

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers.

16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706336

Dry-cured ham bones –– a source of heart-healthy peptides?

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Simmering animal bones in water releases collagen and other proteins into the broth that may have health benefits, although more research is needed to validate these claims. Now, a new study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects.

11-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706492

UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December -- the early part of the Florida season when prices are highest. They also sought better fruit for the consumer. That meant a longer shelf life, better flavor, improved shape and other traits, said Vance Whitaker, an associate professor of horticultural sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST


Agriculture, Plants


Article ID: 706354

How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.

15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

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