News tagged with hortscience

'Delicious' new grape debuts

Researchers at the University of Florida have introduced 'Delicious', a new muscadine grape cultivar. 'Delicious' ripens early, produces high yields, and is disease-resistant. The black fruit features exceptional taste and ...

dateMar 21, 2009 in Ecology
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Juniper essential oil characteristics determined

Scientists evaluated Rocky Mountain juniper trees for changes in year-round essential oil content and composition. They found that the concentration of essential oil in fresh leaves varied, and that oil content in the male ...

dateSep 04, 2013 in Ecology
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WineCrisp -- new apple was more than 20 years in the making

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrisp™ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate trees ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in
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Watermelon's hidden killer

Watermelon vine decline (WVD) is a new and emerging disease that has created devastating economic losses for watermelon producers in Florida. Caused by the whitefly-transmitted squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV), the disease ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Ecology
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Low-tech cool: Shade trees for subtropical streets

Shade trees are the superstars of urban landscapes. In addition to their intrinsic aesthetic qualities, these low-tech workhorses reduce air and noise pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values, and ...

dateApr 21, 2010 in Other
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