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The seasons turn, and temperate forests change. With spring the leaves flush out from the trees and fall in the autumn. As spring returns, trees grow another ring to carry sap up to the branches, and as autumn returns the tree returns to dormancy. With the next spring, the...

source: Botany One

Often the perennial C4 grass Urochloa humidicola is planted on infertile acidic and waterlogging-prone soils of tropical America. But what effect does that waterlogging have on its growth? Juan de la Cruz Jiménez and colleagues...

source: Botany One

Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than typical annual crops like corn, switchgrass can keep more nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in the soil and out of our air and...

source: Michigan State University

To the untrained eye, plants may appear to grow rather impulsively, popping out leaves at random to create one big green jumble. Take a closer look, though, and you'll find that a few curiously regular patterns pop up all over the natural...

source: Smithsonian

NASA scientists have been collaborating with Techshot and Tupperware since 2017 to create the perfect container for cultivating greenery in space. The result is a low-maintenance, mini-nursery called the passive orbital nutrient delivery system, or PONDS.

source: Popular Science


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