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Article ID: 711784

Grapefruit Grown Under Protective Screens Maximizes Fruit Yield

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Researchers have worked for four years, growing grapefruit under protective screens on a 1-acre experimental plot of trees at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and they’re seeing encouraging results.

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23-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711718

Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for many lawns in the United States could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations

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22-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711484

Turning (recycled) water into wine

University of Delaware

To explore responses to water use in food production, researchers from the University of Delaware looked at consumers' willingness to pay for wine made from grapes irrigated with both conventional and recycled water.

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17-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711230

A Comprehensive Look at Cow’s Milk

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Today, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry a comprehensive, centralized database of all known bovine milk compounds.

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12-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711231

Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic in Rice

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.

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12-Apr-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711347

International Phytobiomes Alliance Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

International Phytobiomes Alliance

The Phytobiomes Alliance announces the appointments of Emmanuelle Maguin (INRA, France) and Angela Sessitsch (AIT, Austria) to the Board of Directors.

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16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711335

Pollen Genes Mutate Naturally in Only Some Strains of Corn

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Pollen genes mutate naturally in only some strains of corn, according to Rutgers-led research that helps explain the genetic instability in certain strains and may lead to better breeding of corn and other crops.

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15-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711320

A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

Texas A&M AgriLife

A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production.

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15-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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