Plants use chemicals to recruit help in fighting off pests
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Scientists get at the root (and stem, leaf, flower, fruit and seed) of the relationship between plants and their environment
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Farmers fight unwanted plants among crops
Posted in Agriculture
The farms of the future may be where you would least expect to find them — in towering skyscrapers in some of the world’s largest cities
Scientists have found a new use for human urine—as a potent crop fertilizer.
How well tomatoes grow depends on how the plants are mulched and fertilized.
Mad cow disease has appeared in the United States, but scientists say it can be contained easily.