News tagged with crop varieties

Flower power puts a hurt on caterpillars

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Peoria, Ill., are investigating the pest-fighting potential of anthocyanins, healthful chemical compounds in the form of plant pigments that give blueberries, plums, grapes ...

dateAug 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Climate change threatens rice production

Once-in-a-lifetime floods in the Philippines, India's delayed monsoon, and extensive drought in Australia are taking their toll on this year's rice crops, demonstrating the vulnerability of rice to extreme weather.

dateOct 16, 2009 in Ecology
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The pathway to potato poisons

In 1924, Science magazine reported on a fatal case of potato poisoning: James B. Matheney of Vandalia, Illinois, had gathered about one and a half bushels of tubers, which had turned green due to sunlight exposure. Two days ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Biotechnology
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