How container-grown plants capture sprinkler irrigation water

As the container nursery industry faces severe restrictions on water use, researchers are looking to identify ways to minimize watering needs and eliminate excess watering. The authors of a new study say that understanding ...

Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

In organic apple orchards, one of the most serious challenges for growers is determining ways to limit weed competition while improving soil quality and ensuring high yields of quality apples. Scientists from the Swedish ...

New begonia germplasm lines both beautiful and sturdy

Two new begonia germplasm lines developed by Agricultural Research Service and collaborating scientists are now available for use in breeding elite varieties of the ornamental crop that can tolerate the heat and humidity ...

Producing strawberries in high-pH soil at high elevations

Fruit and vegetable production in high-elevation areas can be a difficult enterprise. Variable weather and soil conditions typical of these regions, such as the southwestern United States, present multiple challenges for ...

Regulating poinsettia's height

The height and size of ornamental plants such as poinsettia are important concerns for producers. Plant height is crucial both aesthetically and in regards to postharvest handling. To produce plants that meet desired heights, ...

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