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Fertilizers/Pest Management

The persistence of plastic

New report reveals for the first time the level of terrestrial synthetic microfiber emission on a global scale The amount of synthetic microfiber we shed into our waterways has been of great concern over the last few years, and for good…

Ammonium triggers formation of lateral roots

Credit: IPK/ Ying Liu Since every process in lateral root development, including initiation, emergence and elongation is governed by auxin, the question arises of how auxin responds to the local presence of ammonium which is a

Mold now associated with food quality

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied a range of perceptions among Danes about good, healthy and safe foodstuffs. Their findings report that mold prone foods are considered to be more natural than those with long shelf…

When, how, and why to use harvest aids

When we talk about defoliants, we're actually talking about harvest aids, according to Extension cotton agronomist Steve Brown. Harvest aids are tools used by cotton farmers to accelerate the natural processes of leap drop and boll…