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Peruvian researchers studying power, potential of native crops | PRI.ORG

Peruvian researchers studying power, potential of native crops | PRI.ORG | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
In Peru, the ascendancy of cooking with local ingredients and flavors has fueled a resurgence in local crops.

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To Get Water to Cities, California Farmers Paid Not to Plant

To Get Water to Cities, California Farmers Paid Not to Plant | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
With water increasingly scarce in the West, a new program is allowing some farmers to sell their allotment of it for whatever price they can find, but it comes with a hitch.

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Good preparation is key, even for plant cells and symbiotic fungi

Good preparation is key, even for plant cells and symbiotic fungi | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
Laser capture microdissection provides an insight into the symbiotic program of root cells.
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Genome of 'orphan crop' pigeonpea cracked

Genome of 'orphan crop' pigeonpea cracked | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
Once referred to as an "orphan crop" mainly grown by poor farmers, pigeonpea is now set to join the world's league of major food crops with the completion of its genome sequence.

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Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia yield 18 new species of rare ferns and flowering plants

Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia yield 18 new species of rare ferns and flowering plants | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
Recent botanical exploration efforts in the rugged Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) have increased the known flora of the archipelago by an impressive 20 percent.

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For kids with ADHD, regular 'green time' is linked to milder symptoms

For kids with ADHD, regular 'green time' is linked to milder symptoms | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report.

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Biodiversity can promote survival on a warming planet, mathematical model shows

Biodiversity can promote survival on a warming planet, mathematical model shows | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
Whether a species can evolve to survive climate change may depend on the biodiversity of its ecological community, according to a new mathematical model that simulates the effect of climate change on plants and pollinators.

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Scott Wilson obituary: L.A. horticulturist dies at 89

Scott Wilson obituary: L.A. horticulturist dies at 89 | Horticulture Vulture | Scoop.it
Scott Wilson, an ardent horticulturist known for his pledge to plant five trees a day for the rest of his life and his commitment to helping at-risk teenagers find employment in environmental...

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