Monthly Archives: October 2015

What if introduced drought-tolerant plants are invasive species ? (Science Daily / Willem Van Cotthem)

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Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120143756.htm Impacts of Plant Invasions Become Less Robust Over Time: Invasive Plants Are More Likely to Be Replaced by Other ‘Invasives’ Nov. 20, 2013 — Among the most impressive ecological findings of the…

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The spineless prickly pear (nopales): One of the most useful plants for the drylands

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On Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserving-Prickly-Pears/ Prickly pears, also known as nopales for the pads and tunas for the fruit, are truly one of the world’s most amazing plants. They have what seems like a hundred beneficial uses and…

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Which new technique will help plants survive with less water?

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Creating Drought-Tolerant Plants By Hacking Their Natural Responses By Erin Blakemore SMITHSONIAN.COM EXCERPT In a new study, published in Nature, botanists pioneered a new strategy for reprogramming plants to do better during droughts. It began with the plants’ natural technique…

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Horn of Africa food insecure due to drought

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Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Paul Weinberg/Panos ? Horn of Africa faces drier weather “Even though [this particular region] is getting drier, there are lots of places in Eastern Africa that are climatically secure.” – Christopher Funk, US…

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