News tagged with soil conditions

Rugged new strawberry has a hint of pineapple

( -- Strawberry lovers will soon have Herriot -- a sweet treat featuring a flavor reminiscent of historic varieties and a slight pineapple overtone -- to look forward to, thanks to a new variety of large, heart-shaped ...

dateJan 13, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Next Mars rover stretches robotic arm

( -- Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover that will be on Mars two years from now, has been flexing the robotic arm that spacecraft workers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory attached to the rover body ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Little plant has big stories to tell

( -- Understanding which genes control traits, like when a plant will flower, what soil type is best or its ability to persist in drought conditions provides insight into the ability of plants to adapt to new ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Organic apple orchard floor maintenance techniques

Successful organic apple farming literally starts from the ground up. Maintaining a healthy orchard floor is the key to preventing weeds and keeping soil healthy. Logically, finding effective methods to increase production ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Environment
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