Balancing nitrogen for sunflowers

Sunflowers have many uses. They are used for floral arrangements, animal feed, biofuels, and even food for us.

Genetic analysis to help predict sunflower oil properties

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from the University of Southern California have performed genetic analysis of a Russian sunflower collection and identified genetic markers that can help predict the oil's fatty acid ...

Birds don't become dependent on human feeding, study suggests

Oregon State University researchers have some good news for the well-meaning masses who place bird feeders in their yards: The small songbirds who visit the feeders seem unlikely to develop an unhealthy reliance on them.

Sea star listed as critically endangered following research

The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Once-abundant sea stars imperiled by disease along West Coast

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant along the West Coast of North America in just a few years, according to research co-led ...

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