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Stink bugs: Free guide for agricultural integrated pest management

Farmers in the midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they...

Turning chicken feces, weeds into biofuel

Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and...

Propagation research on rare trees expands species recovery potential

When seeds from a rare tree are difficult or impossible to obtain, what's a conservationist to due? Grafting may be the answer to the...

Tea tree genome contains clues about how one leaf produces so many flavors

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Team discovers a new invasive clam in the US

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Developing climate-resilient wheat varieties

Increases in climate variability have placed new emphasis on the need for resilient wheat varieties. Alongside demands for increased resiliency, consumer interest in healthier,...

Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'twins'

Biologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the...

Symbiotic bacteria: From hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism, a new report demonstrates. The bacterium Burkholderia gladioli lives in specific organs of a...

How plants form their sugar transport routes

In experiments on transport tissues in plants, researchers from Heidelberg University were able to identify factors of crucial importance for the formation of the...

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