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Three new ornamental dogwoods introduced

In the nursery and landscape industries, flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa), and their hybrids are the most popular and economically significant members of the genus Cornus. ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Earth-Kind roses analyzed for salt tolerance

Earth-Kind® roses are favorites with gardeners and landscapers. Chosen for their superior tolerance to heat, drought, and pests, as well as their outstanding performance in landscapes, Earth-Kind roses can thrive in most ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Biotechnology
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The carbon footprint of flowering trees

Why is it important to understand a tree's carbon footprint? The authors of a new study say this vital information can help consumers appreciate the true benefits of planting trees in landscapes, and can also help differentiate ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Environment
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Fungal infection control methods for lucky bamboo

The popularity of ornamental plants imported to the United States from China is accompanied by concerns about the potential to introduce pathogens into the market. Dracaena, a genus consisting of approximately 40 dif ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Ecology
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The future of sweet cherry in Australia

Predicted variations in global climates have fruit producers trying to determine which crops are best suited to weathering future temperature changes. Extreme high-temperature events are expected to become more frequent, ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Several new apple varieties recommended for growers

'Fuji' apples have become increasingly popular among consumers, but the apple variety faces some challenges on its path to full consumer appreciation. Research has determined that "consumer acceptance" of apples depends largely ...

dateMay 19, 2014 in Other
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