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Micronutrient Research Using Leaf Area & Photosynthesis Rates to Improve Crop Yields

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Nov. 25, 2019

With the pressure to increase food production, every agricultural practice that can be optimized for improving crop yield is under scrutiny; therefore, micronutrients, which are important for crop health and growth, are receiving more attention. Agronomists are increasingly studying different ...

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Cadmium Toxicity in Plants

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Nov. 19, 2019

Cadmium is a heavy, non-biodegradable metal that is toxic to plants, people, and animals. With increasing pollution and emission of cadmium, its levels in agricultural soils are increasing. The risk to humans is high due to consumption of cadmium-contaminated food. ...

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How the University of Florida Uses 200 Root Tube Installations with the CI-602 Root Imager

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Nov. 15, 2019

The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Plant Root Biology Laboratory led by Dr. Lorenzo Rossi is located at the Indian River Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS IRREC) in Fort Pierce, Florida. Situated in the heart ...

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New Product Innovations by CID Bio-Science to Debut at International Conference

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Nov. 7, 2019

New tech will be the focus of US firm CID Bio-Science, Inc. at the 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, one of the largest global gatherings of scientists and researchers in the plant and environmental science community in November.

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NIR & Spectroscopy in Agriculture & Crop Science

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Nov. 6, 2019

According to a review by Dr. Crocombe, hand-held spectrometers have historically been used by only small groups of people, such as analytical and drug companies. These days, spectroscopy is available in simple low cost devices for a multitude of applications ...

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