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Agricultural issues: Protecting the United States from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases

The work of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the United States covers a wide range of agricultural issues, including protecting the U.S. from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases, as this article uncovers.

Creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at the Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science, explains creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape.
iron-deficiency chlorosis

Plant nutrition: The design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC)

Maria da Conceição Rangel, Associate Professor at ICBAS_University of Porto and REQUIMTE-LAQV details an aspect of plant nutrition that concerns the design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC).
plant science in europe

Improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe

The European Plant Science Organisation discuss improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe plus an example of research in the field.
global food supply

Water for plant growth: The foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services

Professor Robert Aiken, Research Crop Scientist at the Northwest Research – Extension Center and Dr. Ramesh Dhungel, Research Associate at Kansas State University explain why water is required for plant growth, the foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services.
School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science aims to progress fundamental insights into better plants and sustainable growth in order to help serve the world

Gephebase: Connecting traits to genes in plants and animals

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo from CNRS and Arnaud Martin from Georges Washington University shares their thoughts on evolutionary genetics, with a focus on connecting traits to genes in plants and animals.
plant protection

How right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection
Himalayan balsam

The threat of invasive species to biodiversity: Biological control of Himalayan balsam

Alan Gange, Amanda Currie & Nadia Ab Razak (Royal Holloway, University of London), Carol Ellison, Norbert Maczey & Suzy Wood (CABI Bioscience) and Robert Jackson & Mojgan Rabiey (University of Reading) discuss the threat of invasive species to biodiversity, including the biological control of Himalayan balsam.
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

University of California Cooperative Extension

As a land-grant institution, the University of California Cooperative Extension specialists are dedicated to the welfare, development and protection of California agriculture and are the outreach arm the University of California’s Agricultural and Natural Resources program (UC ANR; http://ucanr.edu) University of California Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists are headquartered at UC...
cellulose

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
plant disease

Nanoparticles – a new weapon to fight plant disease and increase yield

Wade Elmer of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station explores the effects of nanoparticles on health, the environment, and plant disease
minor cereals

How can minor cereals enhance diversity and contribute to human nutrition

Dagmar Janovská and Martina Eiseltová from HealthyMinorCereals project explain the scope of their research concerning five minor cereals

Biomass to Energy in Finland

Mika Järvinen Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalto University details how new technologies can further increase biomass potential Reducing fossil CO2 emissions in our energy systems has driven research to new ways of biomass conversion to form methane and bio-oil. Up to now, the technologies applied, gasification 1...
Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

New research has revealed that diets high in sugar, fats, oils, and meat will increase greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Scientists from the University of Minnesota have published research in the journal Nature that suggests the impact of climate change can be reduced by eating less...
planting forest

Four million new trees to be planted in 2015

Government is investing £30 million to support the planting of 2,000 hectares of new woodland. As part of the investment two hundred thousand hectares of existing woodland will also be protected or improved. The investment will support landowners – including charities, local authorities and businesses – in their commitment to planting...

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