News tagged with ornamental plants

Catching vine weevils with odors

Catching the vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is now possible with the identification of odours these weevils find attractive. Scientists of Plant Research International, part of Wageningen UR, discovered ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Ecology
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Engineering blue-hued flowers

Flower color in plants is determined by pigments such as aurones, anthocyanins, and carotenoids. Research has found that the ultimate color displayed is dependent not only on the pigment present, but also on other factors, ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Green industry knowledge center introduced

The nursery and greenhouse industry is big business in the United States, accounting for more than $14.6 billion in agricultural sales. Most of the ornamental plants grown in the U.S. are produced in container-nursery ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Environment
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Fertility or powdery mildew resistance?

Powdery mildew is a fungus that infects both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and other plant pathogens cause immense crop loss. Despite decades of intense research, little is known of the plant molecules ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Developing alternatives to invasive shrubs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Connecticut's largest group of ornamental plant growers recently took a big step towards curtailing the spread of invasive plants in the state. In June, the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Ecology
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St. John's wort collection mined for its medicinal value

A unique collection of St. John's wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this h ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Other
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