News tagged with varieties

Researchers develop nutrient-rich purple potato

Purple potatoes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to increase vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake. However, a group of researchers from Colorado State University have recently developed potato ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A new resource to help manage billbugs in turfgrass

Billbugs, a type of weevil that is found from southern Canada to Mexico as well as parts of the Caribbean, are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article ...

dateMay 02, 2016 in Ecology
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Biological control of weeds via their own aromas

Plant experts in the Netherlands can still become enthusiastic about a special variety of broomrape. Farmers in southern countries, however, are less impressed because broomrape and its 'sister' striga are considered a harmful ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Lupin industry avoids devastating disease

Western Australia's lupin (Lupinus) industry has narrowly dodged a bullet through the rediscovery of the potentially devastating grey leaf spot disease (caused by the plant fungus Stemphylium spp.).

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Biotechnology
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