News tagged with cotton

Treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

( —A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

( -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using molecular tools to help cotton growers cut back on their use of pesticides in controlling one of their worst adversaries: the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Trouble on the horizon for GM crops?

( -- Pests are adapting to genetically modified crops in unexpected ways, researchers have discovered. The findings underscore the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech crops.

dateJun 20, 2012 in Ecology
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