News tagged with seedlings

Seeding success in India turns coconut dust into gold

Coconut dust may not be fairy dust, but in southern India, the substance is creating healthy crops. A Virginia Tech-led program is showing farmers that the material, derived from husks, is great potting soil for seedlings. ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Recycling farm plastics gains momentum

(Phys.org) —On today's farms, plastic is as ubiquitous as dirt. From plastic film that wraps silage to leftover pesticide containers to the thin trays that hold seedlings, plastic plays an important role. But in the dark ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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Designer eucalypts for urban landscapes

University of Adelaide researchers are working with the Australian nursery industry to produce 'designer eucalypts' more suitable for our home gardens and urban landscapes than many trees currently available.

dateMay 22, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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