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Listening to plants in need of water

PhD student Lidewei Vergeynst from UGent has discovered in her research how to interpret the sounds made by plants during drought. She has developed a method of analysis so that, via acoustic sensors, we can listen to the sounds that plants make.

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Barbara Knox-Shaw's Garden
Barbara Knox-Shaw's Garden

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Control of alien invader black wattle - dasineura rubiformis.
Control of alien invader black wattle - dasineura rubiformis.

BLACK WATTLE BIOCONTROL AGENT: Dasineura rubiformis - is a midge that prevents black wa...

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Extra DNA creates cucumber with all-female flowers
Extra DNA creates cucumber with all-female flowers

Cucumber plants are not simply male or female. They can be seven different sexes, depen...

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How does the NEMBA Alien Invader Species Regulation affect you?
How does the NEMBA Alien Invader Species Regulation affect you?

A property that contains invasive species is a liability to the buyer and could affect ...