News tagged with planting trees

April showers bring May glowers from N.Y. growers

The first of May in upstate New York usually finds fields plowed, corn planted and apple trees sprouting leaves. But this year's record April rainfall -- 7.31 inches in Ithaca, more than double the 3.29-inch ...

May 04, 2011
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Linear sequences for seed plants

Scientists have been working out the best way to arrange plant specimens in herbaria and other collections so that their order best reflects evolutionary relationships.

Dec 21, 2011
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Researchers attack plum pox to save N.Y. fruits

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last year, 15 trees in New York state tested positive for plum pox virus (PPV), and more than 30 acres of peaches, plums and apricots in six orchards had to be destroyed by their owners. In ...

Sep 08, 2010
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SEINet offers desert plant guide online

Imagine that you're going to take a hike in the Superstition Mountains. You love plants, and are always curious about the various bushes, trees and flowers that you encounter in the desert.

Sep 10, 2010
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Planting depth affects popular landscape tree

Landscape trees are increasingly being produced using container nursery systems rather than traditional field production practices. In contrast to field production techniques, successful container production requires a series ...

Apr 21, 2010
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Scientists to study plant 'switchboards'

A new four-year, $3.72 million grant to North Carolina State University will allow researchers to shed light on an important mystery - how genes impact the type and amount of "glue," known as lignin, produced in trees. Understanding ...

Sep 03, 2009
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Plants' response to fire tested

A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how ...

Sep 24, 2009
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A study analyzes the movement of tree sap

Spanish scientists at Carlos III University of Madrid use 3-D modeling to analyze the mechanisms used to by trees to transport water in their interior. The objective: to discover the keys to the movement of ...

Dec 13, 2010
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