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Measuring How Microclimate Affects Turmeric Yield

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Dec. 29, 2020

Turmeric is integrated as an under-canopy cash crop in agroforestry, as it is considered to be tolerant to light shade. The microclimate created by canopy trees differs, so it is important to find which species creates the optimum growing conditions ...

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Rising CO2, Crop Yield, and Leaf Area Measurement

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Dec. 24, 2020

Scientists are trying to work out how to capitalize on the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to increase crop yield. Leaf area is one of the main morphological features that is affected and is instrumental in influencing carbon assimilation. Though ...

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Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency Research

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Dec. 18, 2020

Maximizing photosynthesis is key to increasing food yield and remains one of the top priorities in both the breeding and plant science world. Measuring photosynthesis in crops in field conditions is necessary, and it is, indeed, the ideal way to ...

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Estimating the Role of Ectomycorrhiza

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Dec. 5, 2020

The symbiosis between the roots of plants and fungus is considered to be widespread and one of the oldest mutualistic associations. One such association is ectomycorrhiza, which is common among tree species. Their role in the growth, health, and productivity ...

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