Bombarding pests with smells from many different plants temporarily confuses them and hinders their ability to feed, new research has shown.
GM purple tomatoes developed by John Innes Centre scientists in the UK are being harvested in Ontario, Canada, for future research and to attract interest from private investors.
Moths are able to enjoy a pollinator's buffet of flowers – in spite of being among the insect world's picky eaters – because of two distinct "channels" in their brains, scientists at the University of Washington and University ...
A robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday, with its developer saying it could cut workloads by two-thirds.
(Phys.org)—The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants.
(Phys.org) -- When the threat of predators lurks, prey often eat less to avoid being out in the open and vulnerable to attack.
A new discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms, reports an international research team headed by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist.
(Phys.org) —The absence or presence of one specific enzyme causes tomatoes to be described as 'smoky' or not by taste experts. This is the result of research by Wageningen UR, which studied the taste of 94 tomato varieties ...
Many fungi can make themselves invisible to the immune system of plants. Scientists from Wageningen University have discovered that the tomato fungus Cladosporium manages this by enclosing chunks of chitin originating from ...
(AP) -- These gardeners would have green thumbs - if they had thumbs.