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Engineering study examines sunflower stem growth

Examining the structure of a sunflower stem as it matures can help both the plant scientist and biomaterials engineer. That's the premise that Anamika Prasad, an assistant professor in South Dakota State University's Department ...

New research reveals antifungal symbiotic peptide in legume

Fungal diseases cause substantial losses of agricultural harvests each year. The fungus Botrytis cinerea causing gray mold disease is a major problem for farmers growing strawberries, grapes, raspberries, tomatoes and lettuce. ...

Research traces how farmlands affect bee disease spread

A new Cornell University study on bees, plants and landscapes in upstate New York sheds light on how bee pathogens spread, offering possible clues for what farmers could do to improve bee health.

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