Purdue researchers discover new transportation route for plant volatile compounds
Flowers use volatile compounds called terpenes to communicate with and protect themselves from the outside world. The aromas produced welcome pollinators while warding off pests and disease. [..]
-->Press-release; Purdue University (West-Lafayette - Indiana - USA), May 17, 2019
Study tests the complexity of important plant hormones
A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture. Plant architecture is partly controlled through the production and perception of plant hormones. The loss of [..]
-->Press-release; Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, August 7, 2017
Growth or Defence - How plants set their priorities
Sulfur belongs to the macro-nutrients and has a variety of tasks in plants. It is not only involved in the synthesis of substances which are important for plant growth, but is also an important component of substances whose function is the defence against diseases and pests. Currently, a research group [..]
-->Press-release; Max Planck Institute (Germany), November 02, 2016
Researchers identify gene that controls soybean seed permeability, calcium content
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop’s genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans. [..]
-->Press-release; Purdue University (Indiana, USA) - Agronomy Department, June 22, 2015
Electricity can be generated by photosyntetic pigments integrated into an experimental photovoltaic cell
It looks like a strange idea to think, one day, you could light your bedroom by means of a lamp screwed at the top of a fruit juice bottle, but almost every plant biologist can perhaps realize the starting point of a research aiming to get artificial light from plant compounds.
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Hard time for italian researchers in the Life Science sector
The Research Institute on the Population and Social Policies (IRPPS) of the Italian Research Council (CNR) has developed a study taking part to 'Rescar' (Researcher’s Careers) a more wide European project, about the career of Life Sciences researchers. [..]
-->Article published on October 31, 2008
A selection of links to press-releases, news-articles and documents about agriculture and landscape:
- FAO welcomes €17 million contribution from Germany to combat the impact of the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO), February 28, 2020.
- Tulips grow in winter, thanks to the summer sun. Wageningen University & Research, February 12, 2020.
- Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds. American Chemical Society, January 29, 2020
- CAFIA detected 71 cases of non-compliant advertising of food in 2019 The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), January 24, 2020.
- Protecting plants, protecting life: Canada celebrates 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. Canadian Food Inspection Agency, January 16, 2020.
- Purdue scientists develop way to track salmonella infection in real time. Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana (USA), January 7, 2020.
- Researchers reveal secret of Chinese medicinal herb. Wageningen University & Research, December 18, 2019.
- Towards faster cooking varieties of beans: ACIAR launches an innovative breeding project in East Africa. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), December 11, 2019.
- Woody Plants with Undesirable Tendencies. American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) - November 26, 2019.
- New material points toward highly efficient solar cells. Purdue University - West-Lafayette - Indiana (USA), November 12, 2019.
- African swine fever: early detection is key to controlling spread. European Food-Safety Authority, November 5, 2019.
- What is phytoremediation? Soil Science Society of America,October 15, 2019.
- A no-deal Brexit threatens the long-term sustainability of British agriculture. The Soil Association (UK), October 10, 2019.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle: the future of phosphorus. The American Society of Agronomy, September 13, 2019.
- Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs . British Pest Control Association, August 23, 2019.
- VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management British Pest Control Association, August 9, 2019.
- Scientists call for modernization of EU gene-editing legislation . Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, July 29, 2019.
- Regulation of root growth from afar - How genes from leaf cells affect root growth . Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, July 19, 2019.
- The Soil Association welcomes the government’s commitment to sustainable food and farming in the upcoming National Food Strategy - The Soil Association (UK), June 27, 2019.
- Rural 4G proposals need guarantees for consumers and businesses - Country Land and Business Association (CLA - UK), June 4, 2019.
- How does root depth affects the nearby soil? Soil Science Society of America, May 16, 2019.
- USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), May 6, 2019.
- USDA Reaffirms Science-Based Decision Making at G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists Meeting - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Aprile 26, 2019.
- Supporting Farmers' Mental Health - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA; Canada), April 22, 2019.
- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Welcomes 4-H Youth Leaders House Committee on Agriculture (USA), April 09, 2019.
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