News tagged with native plant species

Restoring sand dunes, one microbe at a time

Sand dunes pull double duty—offering a visual treat both for their undulating curves and their ability to attract birds and other wildlife, while affording protection from storm surges and the threat of rising sea levels.

dateOct 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Grass and flowers sourced locally

Colourful, low-intensity grasslands not only look attractive, they also offer valuable habitat for many plants and animals. Yet they have become rare in many places. To create more environments that contain grass and herbs, ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Dicamba drift affects non-target plants and pollinators

Dicamba herbicide drift onto plants growing adjacent to farm fields causes significant delays in flowering, as well as reduced flowering, of those plants, and results in decreased visitation by honey bees, according to researchers ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Ecology
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