Guam research fills voids

Some ecological relationships among plants are robust and independent of geography. Expanding the validation of these relationships requires data from under-represented geographic regions and plant groups. Recent research ...

Taoyuan No. 3: New high-yield lettuce for subtropical regions

Driven by consumer demand for local leafy green vegetables, growers in Taiwan are increasingly interested in producing organic and conventional lettuce in high tunnels. In subtropical regions, growing this cool-season leafy ...

Drip irrigation rates tested for eggplant growth and yield

In the southeastern United States, eggplant is often produced with high levels of irrigation water and nitrogen fertilizer. Excessive irrigation rate not only wastes water and contributes to nitrogen leaching, and may also ...

Irradiation preserves blueberry, grape quality

It is often necessary to treat produce for insects in order to transport crops out of quarantine areas. Fumigation with methyl bromide, one of the most common treatments, is in the process of being phased out because of its ...

Kaolin effectively controls whitefly in beans

In Colombia, bean crops contribute significantly to the region's agriculture. Because these important crops are vulnerable to pests and diseases, growers often need to rely on chemicals to protect valuable crops. New research ...

Checklist completed for cultivars of Salix L. (willow)

Grown around the world, willows are cultivated for their exceptional technical and ornamental characteristics. Willows are commonly used as stock for basket and cricket bat manufacturing, as sources of chemical compounds ...

Manure applications elevate nitrogen accumulation and loss

Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth, and nitrogen fertilization - including the application of manures - is a major management strategy in agriculture across the globe. However, the overuse and misuse of ...

How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), ...

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