Thursday, November 15, 2018
Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

Plants feed us. Without them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops that keep...
House Approves Farm Bill Conferees

House Approves Farm Bill Conferees

This week by unanimous consent the House approved a motion to go to conference on the Farm Bill. The Senate will soon follow the...
Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Daniel Szymanski used the model plant Arabidopsis (in his hand) to map the complex pathways that control plant cell shape. The findings may be...
Plant communities roar back after rat removal from Pacific islands

Plant communities roar back after rat removal from Pacific islands

In a multi-year study, scientists found that tree seedlings were more than 5,000 percent more abundant after rats were eradicated from Palmyra Atoll, a...
Garden Column: The Language of Flowers

Garden Column: The Language of Flowers

Walking around my yard this morning I realized it was time to cut flowers. We all know the old saying “the more flowers you...
Italian floriculture finds international platform

Italian floriculture finds international platform

It is a common problem; finding a successor for your family business. Also in Italy, the floriculture sector has decreased in attractiveness among...
A Visit to the World’s Largest Flower Market in Paris

A Visit to the World’s Largest Flower Market in Paris

A morning at the world’s largest flower market provides an authentic slice of French life Less than five miles outside of Paris lies Rungis...
Christiansburg woman charged with fraud against Virginia Flower Growers Association

Christiansburg woman charged with fraud against Virginia Flower Growers Association

Federal prosecutors have charged a Christiansburg woman with defrauding the Virginia Flower Growers Association out of $138,855 from 2008 to 2013, court papers said....
On the Go with Joe at Lily Flower Fest

On the Go with Joe at Lily Flower Fest

FOREST GROVE, OR (KPTV) - Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to celebrate local lilies that are starting to bloom....
Floral Designer Helps Peers Envision a 100 Percent American Grown Wedding

Floral Designer Helps Peers Envision a 100 Percent American Grown Wedding

Last year, floral designer Kelly Shore committed to increasing her use of American Grown Flowers and foliage in her designs with a goal of...
During American Grown Flowers Month, You Can’t Miss Alaskan Peonies

During American Grown Flowers Month, You Can’t Miss Alaskan Peonies

There’s nothing like a field of peonies to positively impact your mood. Even their names can brighten your day: Sequestered Sunshine, Blaze, Festiva Maxima....
Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise are stunning tropical flowers that showcase elegance and exotic beauty. Their bright colors are mesmerizing to the eye, beautifully drawing our...
Hemp — pilot to profit: Plant related to marijuana has big potential

Hemp — pilot to profit: Plant related to marijuana has big potential

Twenty South Carolina farms are involved in a pilot project growing industrial hemp. This field is in Marion at Baxley Farms. Three Orangeburg County...
Popular landscaping plant may soon be illegal in state

Popular landscaping plant may soon be illegal in state

Sue Lauer of Midway Garden Center in Pittston with a Bonanza Gold Barberry.cv20barberry6DAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE Bonanza Gold Barberry. cv20barberry5 DAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE Image Gallery...
On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

Hide caption By Norman Winter / Tribune News Service Fifteen years ago, the Sun Parasol mandevilla made its debut in the country and those...
Flower farmers pulling up stakes in Denton

Flower farmers pulling up stakes in Denton

A Denton Community Market patron stops to speak with Marie Denoon and Eli Hernandez of Rainbow Sprinkles Farm, a local microfarm that grows flowers...
California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

Matthew Garner is one of the California Conservation Corps workers restoring a floodplain in Modesto, Calif. MODESTO, Calif. — For years, there has been...
Major Local Floral Employer Closes

Major Local Floral Employer Closes

Video BOLIVAR, Mo -- Teter's Floral Products Inc. announced this week that they would be closing their doors permanently. Now, hundreds of jobs potentially...
New experiences bloom during flower arrangement, farm visit

New experiences bloom during flower arrangement, farm visit

Courtesy Photo | Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents and local Japanese pose for a photo... read more MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI,...
Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) was recently approved by the Senate. PRIA reauthorizes and improves the law that governs the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
Goth Succulents Are A Trend That Every Loving Plant Parent Can Get Behind

Goth Succulents Are A Trend That Every Loving Plant Parent Can Get Behind

In an era when the most popular home accessories are green and bursting with life, it is fun to see when something dares to...
Rice plants evolve to adapt to flooding

Rice plants evolve to adapt to flooding

Temporal morphological changes of rice in deepwater conditions. Credit: Takeshi Kuroha, Keisuke Nagai, and Motoyuki Ashikari Rice varieties known as "deepwater rice " have...
New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

Among the great pleasures of the nursery business is discovering new and unfamiliar plant varieties. These can be plants that are new to the...
“The missing link in the organic production“

“The missing link in the organic production“

Growing organic asks not only for a different, more natural way of thinking, but also for certain adjusted products, suited for this type of...
Rambling rose

Rambling rose

Connie Hilker uses her garden to collect and preserve antique rose varieties in danger of being lost. The Cotton Candy variety shown here was...

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