Archive: 12/29/2010

Bulb dipping controls Easter lily growth

In a recent issue of HortTechnology, Purdue University researchers Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez reported on a study of the effects of a technique called "bulb dipping" on Easter lily. While plant growth retard ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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How does your green roof garden grow?

Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to roof gardens and new, lightweight "extensive green roofs". Modern green roofs have environmental and social benefits; they can reduce ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'

The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence.

dateDec 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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Willow cut-stem growers surveyed

Woody ornamental plants with colorful or unusually shaped stems, buds, flowers, or fruits represent a growing specialty niche in cut flower production markets. These unique plants can be good prospects for ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Ecology
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SOHO spots 2,000th comet

As people on Earth celebrate the holidays and prepare to ring in the New Year, an ESA/NASA spacecraft has quietly reached its own milestone: on December 26, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) discovered ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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