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Researchers test effects of LEDs on leaf lettuce

In the life cycle of plants, most developmental processes are dependent on light. Significant biological processes such as germination, shade avoidance, circadian rhythms, and flower induction are all affected by light. Recent ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Lettuce gets a healthy suntan

Salad dressing aside, a pile of spinach has more nutritional value than a wedge of iceberg lettuce. That's because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health ...

May 18, 2009
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Light gene boosts tomato yields by a fifth

Scientists on Tuesday said they had found a gene in wild tomatoes that enables farmed tomato plants to be grown 24 hours a day under natural and artificial light, boosting yields by up to 20 percent.

Aug 05, 2014
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High tunnels to simulate climate change

(Phys.org) —Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? ...

May 30, 2014
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