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Seeding mixtures recommended for midwest lawns

Turfgrass professionals have created seed mixes specifically blended to ensure disease and insect resistance, water use efficiency, and tolerance to traffic. For example, a commonly used mixture of kentucky bluegrass (KBG) ...

Mar 09, 2015
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Researchers develop new high-yield pear cultivar

A new pear cultivar, 'Gem', has been released jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University. Gem is ideal for the fresh market, ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Sweet potato leaves a good source of vitamins

Sweetpotato is known to be a good source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and certain B vitamins that are considered essential to human health. Besides the commonly consumed root of the plant, certain tissues in sweetpotato are ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Study reveals causes of apple skin spot

For fruit crops such as apples, compromised skin appearance usually results in reduced market value. Identifying causes of fruit disorders and diseases can help producers modify growing strategies and increase ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Nitrogen in reclaimed water can benefit turfgrass

As competition for fresh water increases and fertilizer prices rise, the horticulture industry is looking to reclaimed wastewater as a valuable resource for supplying irrigation and necessary nutrients for urban landscapes. ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns

Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are a widely used method of delivering nutrients to nursery container crops. The fertilizers contain encapsulated solid mineral nutrients that dissolve slowly in water, and are then released ...

Jan 05, 2015
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