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  • Scientific publication in Plant Physiology including WIWAM xy

    Although the response of plants exposed to severe drought stress has been studied extensively, little is known about how plants adapt their growth under mild drought stress conditions. Here, we analyzed the leaf and rosette growth response of six Arabidopsis thaliana accessions originating from different geographic regions, when exposed to mild drought stress. The automated phenotyping platform ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • The Perfect Mold

    The latest Sorbilite technology - the green highway to prosperity Through waste utilization technology and mold making, Sorbilite Technology has found a way to mold waste into profits. The man is a genius.  He has vision, ability and something that apply anywhere in the world using one simple concept-utilizing waste. The subject of this high praise is Hungarian born Andrew ...


    By Sorbilite, Inc.

  • Valoya’s C-series LED grow light now certified for USA and Canada

    Valoya’s C90 of the C-series LED lights is now cETLus-certified. This means that it has passed all tests required for standards in US and Canada. The C90 now meets the growing demand from professional North American growers for vertical farming applications and for use in tissue culture and other multilayer growing applications. The dimmable, passively cooled, C-series has gained ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • The Quest ATR is perfect for testing soil

    The ecological health of soil can be monitored with the Quest ATR. The organic and mineral components of soil can be established by testing with ATR-IR spectroscopy. Check your plants/crops/etc have the right nutrients for good health. Make sure there is enough calcium, not too much nitrogen or carbon. Map large areas according to the deficit or abundance of minerals. The ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Biological control of plant bugs in greenhouses

    How can we biologically control the European tarnished plant bug and other plant bugs in the greenhouse? Wageningen UR, Entocare biocontrol CV and breeders have been working on a solution for many years. While a trap with pheromone attractant appears to be a good way, initial results show that the trap requires further optimisation to not only attract bugs but capture them as well. The right ...

  • Some plants are more sensitive to herbicides during reproductive stages of life cycle

    This study assessed the effects of herbicides on non-target plants in Denmark and Canada. The findings showed that some plants are more sensitive to herbicides in the reproductive stages of their life cycle and can experience delays in flowering and reduced seed production. The authors say future ecological assessments should consider reproductive outcomes. Herbicides are some of the most widely ...

  • How to prevent the Xanthomonas bacterium from spreading

    Growers of strawberries and strawberry planting material are terrified of the quarantine organism Xanthomonas fragariae. If the bacterium is found, the affected parcel of land has to be partially or even fully cleared. Commissioned by trade association Plantum and the Strawberry Research Foundation, Wageningen UR performed research into how the pathogen is spread in order to prevent spreading. ...

  • Soil nitrogen increased through greater plant biodiversity

    Increased plant biodiversity improves grassland soil quality by boosting its nitrogen levels, even in the absence of nitrogen-fixing plants, recent research has found. Previous research has shown that grasslands with higher biodiversity had higher levels of carbon and nitrogen. However, in the case of nitrogen it has been suggested that this was purely a result of increased numbers of ...

  • Cultural change in Kenyan banana farming

    Farmers in Nkubu, Meru County, central Kenya, are experimenting with a new banana production method with the help of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the Kaguri Agricultural Training Centre The introduction of laboratory grown tissue culture banana seedlings has significantly boosted the local economy. Such tissue cultures allow ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UF/IFAS scientists to conduct experiment on plants in space

    Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space. These experiments are important queries into the concepts of where life can exist in the universe and what it takes to survive in ...

  • FAO launches new standards for plant genebanks

    A new FAO publication is aimed at improving conservation of food crops, many of which are crucial to the world’s food and nutrition security.  The publication, Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, outlines voluntary, international standards for the many repositories – ...

  • Invasive hogweed plant’s impacts decrease over time

    The damaging impacts of the invasive alien plant, giant hogweed, decline over time, new research from the Czech Republic has concluded. Although this plant initially reduces the native species richness of the grasslands it colonises, the study found that numbers of native species increased again in sites that had been colonised by hogweed for 40 years or longer. Invasive alien species are one of ...

  • Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

    A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. “It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest control products,” says research manager Piet Spoorenberg of Wageningen UR. Export in particular faces major risks such as when thrips are found in a batch of ...

  • Fungal Infection Almost Sidelines UCLA Football Player

    Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about one of UCLA’s cornerbacks and his recent battle with aspergillosis. Aspergillosis is a fungal infection caused by a common fungus known as Aspergillus. According to the article, the player spent more than a month in a hospital fighting the infection. His weight dropped down to 130 pounds, but after successfully ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chemical Fertilizer Industry in China 2013 Research Report

    The report firstly introduced Chemical Fertilizer basic information included Chemical Fertilizer definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Chemical Fertilizer  industry policy and plan, Chemical Fertilizer product ...


  • New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

    New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population. That’s the conclusion of 12 leading plant biologists from around the ...

  • Actinomyces & Actinomycosis Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses Actinomyces and actinomycosis.   Actinomyces are a Gram-positive anaerobic type of bacteria.  At one time, due to their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Intergraph(R) Webinars on February 15 and 16 to Demonstrate How to Modify Pipe Specifications Using New CADWorx(R) DraftPro(TM) for Intelligent 2D Plant Design

    Intergraph has scheduled CADWorx DraftPro webinars on February 15 at 10:00 a.m. and February 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. CT that will cover how to get started with pipe specifications, line numbers, and layouts using this new AutoCAD®-based intelligent 2D plant design and layout solution. The webinar will show how the built-in editor allows you to easily modify the supplied piping specifications to ...

  • Intergraph(R) Releases Free CADWorx(R) DraftPro(TM) Intelligent 2D Plant Design Solution, Schedules First Live Webinar for January 26th

    Intergraph has released CADWorx DraftPro, its new intelligent AutoCAD®-based 2D plant design and layout solution that it is offering free via download (www.cadworxdraftpro.com), with the first live webinar demonstrations of CADWorx DraftPro scheduled for January 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 100,000 Trees and Counting: Dominion Branches Out With Project Plant It!

    Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the equivalent of more than 250 acres of new forest land will be created if all 100,000-plus tree ...


    By Dominion

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