Florida’s citrus industry is fighting for its life

A bacterium is ravaging citrus groves that prevents fruit from ripening.

Mow before you spray, and other tips for protecting pollinators in grassy landscapes

With the right combination of methods, landscape managers can strike an effective balance between pest management and protecting pollinators in turfgrass settings. A new,...

Excessive phosphate fertilizer use can reduce microbial functions critical to crop health

Scientists set out to determine if nutrient history changed the function of soil microorganisms. The answer seems to be yes, and that soil treated...

Protecting trees from imported pests

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Cell editors correct genetic errors

Almost all land plants employ an army of editors who correct errors in their genetic information. Researchers have now transferred parts of this machinery...

PE, PP and PS: The most abundant type of microplastics in Mediterranean coastal waters

Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study.

Scientists identify British butterflies most threatened by climate change

Many British butterflies and moths have been responding to warmer temperatures by emerging earlier in the year and for the first time scientists have...

This wild plant could be the next strawberry

By combining genomics and gene editing, researchers have figured out how to rapidly bring a plant known as the groundcherry toward domestication.

Fungal mating: Next weapon against corn aflatoxin?

Native fungi combinations show promise against aflatoxin.

Plant diversity and endemism in China: Unreachable locations and diverse microclimates

Researchers have embarked on a treasure hunt into China's biodiversity hotspots, including the descriptions of 23 species previously unknown to science and new insights...

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