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Tomatoes with extra vitamin C via LED lamps

( —Tomatoes can contain more vitamin C if they are exposed to extra light from LED lamps while growing on the plant. This has been proven by research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in collaboration with ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Increasing sugar concentration in tomato juice

To increase the sugar concentration and resulting marketability of tomato juice, growers have traditionally used techniques such as subjecting plants to salt and water stresses. In a new study published in HortTechnology ...

dateApr 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Historian studies quest for the 12-month tomato

( —Is there an item on the average household's dinner table so roundly scorned as the wintertime tomato? The plastic-like red globe is typically so barren of authentic taste and texture that it epitomizes the industrialization ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Ecology
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