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Gardeners in 2020 will want unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings

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Gardeners in 2020 will want unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings
According to the AP, "gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)."

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

 

According to Jason Ferrell, director of the Pesticide Information Office with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS),  "Currently, the data we have does not seem to indicate that glyphosate causes cancer. So we still believe that it can be used as an effective part of an integrated pest management strategy and plan.”

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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

 

Karla Arboleda recently published an article in Vegetable and Specialty Crop News, Wildflowers Help Watermelon Pollinators. In it, she reports, on conclusions reached by Miriam Jenkins, a graduate of Clemson University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program. "For greater fruit quantity and quality, growers can use wildflowers to attract watermelon pollinators."

 

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More Light, More Flavor

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More Light, More Flavor

 

Researchers at MIT discovered that varying light intensity and periods can effect flavor in basil. Perhaps mass-produced fruits and vegetables could be tastier and healthier.

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