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Malic acid encourages sweet cherry cracking

"Cracking" is a problem for sweet cherry production wherever the high-value crop is grown. However, despite considerable research, the reason that this phenomenon occurs has not been clear. In a new study, Andreas Winkler, ...

dateJul 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Management strategies to reduce catfacing in peaches

For producers of peaches and other orchard-grown produce, managing the orchard floor can present challenges. Unwelcome vegetation on the orchard floor competes with trees for water and nutrients reducing tree growth and productivity, ...

dateJul 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Oskar's structure revealed

The structure of two parts of the Oskar protein, known to be essential for the development of reproductive cells, has been solved by scientists from EMBL Heidelberg.

dateJul 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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