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How Microplastics Affect Fungicide Build-Up in Corn
calendar 22nd May, 2024 | Jim Crocker

How Microplastics Affect Fungicide Build-Up in Corn

Microplastics in soil can alter the behavior of pesticides, making some persist longer and reducing their absorption by plants. This study highlights the need for comprehensive risk assessments of microplastic and pesticide contamination in agriculture.

Traditional Plant Knowledge in a Remote Mountain Community
calendar 20th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

Traditional Plant Knowledge in a Remote Mountain Community

A study in Lotkuh, Pakistan, documented 150 plant species used for food, medicine, and more, highlighting the rich ethnobotanical knowledge of the region. High consensus among locals underscores the importance of preserving this cultural heritage for future applications.

How Styrax Seedlings React to Sudden Floods and Droughts
calendar 18th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

How Styrax Seedlings React to Sudden Floods and Droughts

Researchers at Nanjing Forestry University found that abrupt shifts between floods and droughts, worsened by global warming, stress Styrax tonkinensis. The plant's antioxidant system activates to counteract damage, providing insights for enhancing resilience to climate extremes.

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