Plant biologists shed light on 144-year-old seedy mystery

In April 2021, four Michigan State University plant scientists met at an undisclosed area on campus to dig up a bottle containing seeds buried more than 144 years ago by MSU botanist William J. Beal.

Hundreds of weeds found illegally advertised online in Australia

Hundreds of weeds have been found advertised on a public online marketplace in Australia. Cacti and pond plants were among the most frequently advertised illegal weed species. These weeds are prohibited in Australia due to ...

Researchers develop field identification process for invasive reeds

A team of researchers recently set out to determine whether it is possible to identify invasive common reed reliably in the field—reducing the need for time-consuming and costly genetic testing. In a study featured in Invasive ...

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