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American Society for Horticultural Science

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Research shows benefits, detriments of silicon supplements for ornamental flowers



Helianthus L. - sunflower Click here for more information.

STILLWATER, OK -- Vibrant, showy sunflowers are revered worldwide for their beauty and versatility. While many varieties of sunflower are grown specifically for their nutritional benefits, ornamental sunflowers have become standards for commercial growers and everyday gardeners. As sunflowers' popularity grows, scientists are looking for new supplements and growing methods to enhance production and quality of this celebrated annual.

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New breed of pumpkin good news for growers and consumers in southeast US



A new, virus-resistant pumpkin, specifically developed for ornamental fall and Halloween displays. Click here for more information.

Statesboro, GA — Move over ‘Longface’, ‘Spooktacular’ and ‘Trickster’ - there’s a new face in the pumpkin patch. Welcome ‘Orange Bulldog’, a new variety of the familiar fall fruit that may soon be available to consumers and wholesale pumpkin growers. Researchers at the University of Georgia recently introduced the new, virus-resistant pumpkin, specifically developed for ornamental fall and Halloween displays.

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Research determines ideal irrigation methods for premium wine grapes



Robert Mondavi vineyards, Napa CA. Click here for more information.

Prosser, WA — The inland areas of the Pacific Northwest, where rainfall averages only 4 to 12 inches per year, present growing challenges for vineyard owners and wine grape producers. The arid conditions in this part of the country have not been conducive for vineyard owners who produce and market high-quality wine grapes.

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Live plants, green spaces increase job and life satisfaction



Growing plants in the office. Click here for more information.

SAN MARCOS, TX — According to the 2000 census, American office workers spend an average of 52 hours a week at their desks or work stations. Many recent studies on job satisfaction have shown that workers who spend longer hours in office environments, often under artificial light in windowless offices, report reduced job satisfaction and increased stress levels.

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New high-yield peach introduced

DAVIS, CA - Summer is peach season, and soon consumers will be flocking to roadside stands and farmers markets to purchase these fresh, juicy, candy-sweet fruits for cobblers or simply enjoying right out of hand.

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