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3 hrs ago | Scotts Valley Banner

This red willow tree could be the tallest such tree in the world. Courtesy of Al Keuter

It has been a big week for Quail Hollow Ranch as news came down that a red willow tree located on the park property received recognition from the California Big Trees Registry and the National Register of Big Trees as the largest specimen of red willow in the entire country - and possibly the entire world.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

10 hrs ago | Bioinformatics

MAGIC: access portal to a cross-platform gene expression compendium for maize

The compendium is made available through a web portal MAGIC that hosts a variety of analysis tools to easily browse and analyze the data.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, World News, Belgium, Genetics, France, Bioinformatics

14 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Come Hither Bacteria, Though I Know You Mean Me Harm

There's a hidden battle happening planet-wide at the microbe level. Researchers have discovered that Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant widely used as a model organism in plant biology, puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and a new study reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can ... (more)


Related Topix: Biology, Chemistry, Department of Energy, University of Missouri

15 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Presidential Initiative Creates Team of Engineers, Plant Scientists to Develop Smart Plants

The collaborative effort to develop computationally engineered plants could have the same kind of impact on agriculture as biomedical engineering has had on medicine, said , the leader of the project and an associate professor of mechanical engineering.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

15 hrs ago | The Dirt

The Architecture of Trees

"Trees appear to be too complicated if we don't have the key. I will give you the key to trees," Francis HallA© Renowned botanists, Francis HallA© and Peter Del Tredici , came to the University of Virginia to teach landscape architecture students about the architecture of trees.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, University of Virginia

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Bluffton Today

Do you recognize this mystery plant?

One of my former undergraduate students is Carrie Hadden, pictured here. She distinguished herself within our Department of Biological Sciences by winning the "Outstanding Biology Senior" award a couple of years ago.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Sunset Magazine

24 surprising plant combos

What happens when a plant biologist and a landscape artist team up to create a garden on a California hillside? Surprising plant combinations at every turn Landscape architect Jarrod Baumann practically skips down the steps of the sprawling hillside garden, pointing out a vibrant mix of flowers near the pool.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Los Gatos, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Biology, Genetics, Medicine

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Agri Marketing

Today Is Earth Day; CropLife International Issues Statement

TODAY IS EARTH DAY; CROPLIFE INTERNATIONAL ISSUES STATEMENT Apr. 22, 2014 Source: CropLife International In recognition of Earth Day 2014, Howard Minigh, President and CEO of CropLife International, has issued the following statement: "The world is facing an unprecedented challenge: The demand for food is rising rapidly, but we only have a finite ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Biology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

CSIRO Publishing

Evaluating the potential of a novel dual heat-pulse sensor to measure ...

Evaluating the potential of a novel dual heat-pulse sensor to measure volumetric water use in grapevines under a range of flow conditions Kyle R. Pearsall A , Larry E. Williams A B , Sean Castorani A C , Tim M. Bleby D E and Andrew J. McElrone A C F A Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, US News, Parlier, CA, United States Department of Agriculture, Biology

CSIRO Publishing

Leaf shape influences spatial variation in photosynthetic function in Lomatia tinctoria

Andrea Leigh A D , Ross Hill B and Marilyn C. Ball C A School of the Environment, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, Biology, Science, Standardized Testing, Education, National University

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Ag Professional

Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

For thousands of years humans have been tinkering with plant genetics, even when they didn't realize that is what they were doing, in an effort to make stronger, healthier crops that endured climates better, and produced more.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

WTOP-FM Washington

Botany & booze: Grow a cocktail garden

The food you grow in your garden isn't limited to the salad bowl. Amy Stewart, author of "The Drunken Botanist," says it's time to drink in the fruits of your labor.


Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Home Gardening, Home, Biology, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Independent

Protest at Kew Gardens' endangered jobs and funds reaches 50,000 - and growing

Ministers were last night accused of breaking the law by cutting funding to Kew Gardens, a move that will axe 120 jobs at the world's leading centre for conservation and plant science.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Hispanic Business

Supply of equipment for the laboratory of plant physiology and biochemistry

Contract notice: supply of equipment for the laboratory of plant physiology and biochemistry , in respect of one to five lots in the project opie 13.01.00-00-062/08 development and modernization of didactic infrastructure in the fields of natural and exact uj , co-financed by the european union under the european regional development fund.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Garden Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners

"A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick."


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Biology, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Fillmore County Journal


As preparations begin for this year's growing season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture encourages people to learn about, look for, and report Minnesota's noxious weeds.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Biology

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Ghana urged to accept GM maize to boost yields

The low yields in crop production, particularly maize, has been attributed to the inability of farmers to purchase nitrogen based fertilisers to boost production in the country.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Biology, World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis

Danforth Fellowships in plant sciences announced

Petra Levin and Joseph Jez, pictured in the Department of Biology's greenhouse on the Danforth Campus, are co-directors of the graduate program in Plant and Microbial Biosciences at Washington University in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Biology, Agriculture, Health


An apple a day bodes ill for food security in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India Food security in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir is being jeopardized as farmers switch from cultivating rice to apples and sell off land to developers, say experts, who blame poor irrigation and the effects of a warming climate for the change.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Agriculture, Science, Biology, Weather