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Newswise: A genetic map for maize

A genetic map for maize

University of Delaware

Researchers have decoded the genetic map for how maize from tropical environments can be adapted to the temperate U.S. summer growing season. They’re attempting to expand the genetic base by using exotic varieties, which could help counter stresses associated with growing corn in a changing climate.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Plants,

Released:
21-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Ancient plant foods discovered in Arnhem Land, Australia

University of Queensland

Australia's first plant foods - eaten by early populations 65,000 years ago - have been discovered in Arnhem Land.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Plants, Nature (journal),

Released:
18-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
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Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

British Ecological Society

The study looked at areas in the Brazilian Amazon with varying levels of disturbance from activities like logging or burning.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants,

Released:
18-Feb-2020 11:10 AM EST
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Study measures consumers’ demands for cassava

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers analyzed farmer preferences and found that the softness of cooked cassava is a major influence on what kinds of varieties farmers actually adopt.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, African News,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes

New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes

Cornell University

A Cornell University researcher has developed a new, flavorful and highly productive cherry tomato – that ripens green. The new variety, dubbed Jaded, was created by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, who bred it from four heirloom tomato varieties.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Hot climates to see more variability in tree leafing as temperatures rise

Hot climates to see more variability in tree leafing as temperatures rise

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The researchers examined satellite imagery, air temperature data and phenology (plant life cycle) models for 85 large cities and their surrounding rural areas from 2001 through 2014 to better understand changes in tree leaf emergence, also called budburst, on a broad scale across the United States. The study can help scientists improve their modeling of the potential impacts of future warming.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, DOE Science News, Plants, Staff Picks, PNAS,

Released:
11-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Heat trapped in urban areas tricks trees into thinking spring has arrived earlier

Heat trapped in urban areas tricks trees into thinking spring has arrived earlier

Iowa State University

Satellite data of 85 U.S. cities shows plants begin turning green earlier in the spring in urban areas than in surrounding rural areas. It’s a symptom of the way cities trap heat, a phenomenon known as the “heat-island effect,” according to a recently published study.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, PNAS,

Released:
10-Feb-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Released:
10-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
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