Rooting olive trees for organic farming

Researchers at UPM have shown good results by using products that facilitate olive tree rooting and are authorized for organic farming.

Ornamental plant seedlings grown with LED lights at Purdue

Purdue University researchers' success in using red and blue LEDs as the only source of light to grow ornamental plant seedlings indoors has led to a new phase of determining whether they can reduce production time with more ...

Wild tomato species focus of antioxidant study

Tomatoes are known to be rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, lycopene, ╬▓-carotene, and phenolics. Antioxidants, substances capable of delaying or inhibiting oxidation processes caused by free radicals, are of interest ...

Organic apple orchards benefit from green compost applications

In traditional apple orchards, effective management practices rely on two interrelated components: finding ways to manage competitive vegetation under the trees, and supplying important supplemental nutrition to trees. These ...

Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens

Urban stormwater runoff is causing problems for the world's water sources. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency found stormwater runoff to be one of the top 10 causes of compromised environments in rivers, ...

Earth-Kind roses analyzed for salt tolerance

Earth-Kind® roses are favorites with gardeners and landscapers. Chosen for their superior tolerance to heat, drought, and pests, as well as their outstanding performance in landscapes, Earth-Kind roses can thrive in most ...

The carbon footprint of flowering trees

Why is it important to understand a tree's carbon footprint? The authors of a new study say this vital information can help consumers appreciate the true benefits of planting trees in landscapes, and can also help differentiate ...

Fungal infection control methods for lucky bamboo

The popularity of ornamental plants imported to the United States from China is accompanied by concerns about the potential to introduce pathogens into the market. Dracaena, a genus consisting of approximately 40 different ...

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