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Peel research bolsters oranges' thick skin

Several experiments have revealed that pre-harvest factors play an important role in reducing the incidence of creasing (albedo breakdown) in sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), which has a detrimental impact on local commercial ...

dateJul 14, 2015 in Ecology
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Rottnest's tropical corals found to thrive

Researchers are surprised at thriving coral growth at Rottnest Island, predicting its smaller coral communities could grow into a reef similar to the one that existed there in the Last Interglacial, approximately 130,000 ...

dateJul 09, 2015 in Environment
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Break crops combat ryegrass headache

One of Western Australia's largest ever crop sequencing trials has provided scientists with evidence that break crops can have a significant impact on weed populations in the longer term.

dateJul 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Bettongs bolster sandalwood chances

Burrowing bettongs (Bettongia lesueur) play an important role in distributing sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) tree seeds and thus potentially bolstering diminishing sandalwood populations, according to recent research.

dateJul 13, 2015 in Ecology
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