How plants see light

Plants react sensitively to changes in their surroundings and possess the ability to adapt to them. They use the photoreceptor protein phytochrome B to see light and then regulate processes such as seed germination, seedling ...

Study turns up heat on artichokes

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study recently published in Seed Science and Technology showed how Texas producers interested in growing artichokes may be able to extend their growing season through the use of ethylene ...

Dormancy relief, storage protocols for uhaloa seeds

Uhaloa (Waltheria indica) is a pantropical shrub species found in the Americas, Mexico, and Brazil. In Hawaii, uhaloa is widely classified as a native plant. A team of scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa published ...

Seed coating effective on turfgrass under deficit irrigation

Environmental factors can challenge the establishment of new turfgrass lawns grown from seed. Slow and nonuniform germination and emergence can result from conditions such as nonoptimal growing temperatures and drought. Turfgrass ...

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