News tagged with farmers

Researchers solve plant sex cell mystery

(Phys.org) -- Although farmers have been manipulating plant germlines since the Neolithic, plant sex cells have stubbornly guarded the secret of their origin. The surprisingly simple answer – low oxygen ...

dateAug 07, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Ladybirds thrive on organic aphids

Ladybird larvae that eat prey raised on organically-grown crops are more likely to survive than those eating aphids raised on crops grown with conventional fertiliser, a new experiment shows.

dateJul 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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