Archive for May, 2014

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  • Shrub growth decreases as winter temperatures fluctuate, triggering premature spring growth

    Many have assumed that warmer winters as a result of climate change would increase the growth of trees and shrubs because the growing season would be longer. But shrubs achieve less yearly growth when cold winter temperatures are interrupted by temperatures warm enough to trigger growth. "When winter temperatures fluctuate between being cold and warm enough for growth, plants deplete their resources trying to photosynthesize and end the winter with fewer reserves than they initially had. ...

    Posted at May 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Shrub growth decreases as winter temperatures fluctuate, triggering premature spring growth
  • Marriage of convenience with a fungus: Equal for all plants, or just some?

    Thanks to a fungus, the medicinal plant ribwort plantain gains a higher concentration of the defensive compound catalpol. Biologists at Bielefeld University report this discovery in a study to be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The increase in catalpol gives the plant better protection against pests. In the study, the research team worked with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. These are known to colonize the roots of land plants. The plants benefit from this, because ...

    Posted at May 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Marriage of convenience with a fungus: Equal for all plants, or just some?
  • A New Growth Point of Abamectin Family in China

    As the abamectin market matured gradually and product categories of abamectin derivatives increased, abamectin will develop from a product into a complete product line, with production and sales further expanded and the price more stable, especially abamectin emamectin benzoate will become a new growth point of the market. Abamectin insecticide is broad-spectrum and high-efficiency as well as it can be used by mixing with most pesticides, which not only expands the insecticidal spectrum but ...

    Posted at May 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on A New Growth Point of Abamectin Family in China
  • Novel genetic mechanism protects plants from toxic zinc

    Zinc is essential for optimal plant growth and development but when high levels of the metal are present in the soil, it can become toxic to the plant. Consequently, plants need to trigger mechanisms capable of coping with that stress. Researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) have now discovered a novel genetic mechanism that protects plants from toxic zinc levels. The research team, led by Paula Duque, identified a gene that produces a ...

    Posted at May 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Novel genetic mechanism protects plants from toxic zinc
  • Four Mistakes: To Use Plant Growth Regulators

    Mistake 1: to replace fertilizers by plant growth regulators Plant growth regulators can only play an important effect under conditions of plenty of water and fertilizer. But some manufacturers exaggerate their effect, which causes some farmers using them as fertilizers. And then, farmers pin their hopes on plant growth regulators, rather than conventional technologies such as fertilization, irrigation, cultivating, and cultivation. This practice ultimately affects the effect of plant growth regulator. Mistake 2: to increase the ...

    Posted at May 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Four Mistakes: To Use Plant Growth Regulators
  • Three Reasons: Demand for Abamectin Increasing in China

    Affected by supply and demand, abamectin has been showing the trend of tight supply and price rise, which is unique phenomenon in China pesticide market. Among them, prices of abamectin ointment increase from 700 yuan/kg in December 2008 up to more than 1,050 yuan/kg at present. As abamectin’s applications continue to expand, Chinese insiders are full of optimism on the future, and some companies begin to expand capacity. But experts have warned that business expansion ...

    Posted at May 23, 2014 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Three Reasons: Demand for Abamectin Increasing in China
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