Honey bee colonies in the United States have been dying at high rates for over a decade, and agricultural pesticides -- including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides -- are often implicated as major culprits.
- High number of pesticides within colonies linked to honey bee deaths
- Miracle fruit's flowering, fruiting behaviors revealed
- Virus attracts bumblebees to infected plants by changing scent
- Honey bee colonies fall by nearly 12% globally
- Mix up plant species to keep soil healthy
- How honeybees 'telescope' their abdomens
- How plants can be set to use water more efficiently
- Agroforestry helps farmers branch out
- A 'Fitbit' for plants?
- Sunflower pollen protects bees from parasites
Oct 11, 2016
Sep 6, 2016
Researchers studied flower morphology and development of miracle fruit using microscopic techniques. Analyses showed that miracle fruit flowers require 100 days to develop from reproductive meristem to full anthesis.
Aug 19, 2016
Study of bee-manipulating plant virus reveals a 'short-circuiting' of natural selection.
Aug 11, 2016
The number of honey bee colonies fell by nearly 12% last winter, an international study indicates.
Aug 4, 2016
When it comes to keeping our soil healthy, maintaining plant species diversity is key, according to new research.
Jul 26, 2016
Honey bees are able to wiggle their abdomens in a variety of ways. Now new research shows how they are able to do it.
Jul 18, 2016
Boosting food production with limited water availability is of great importance to humanity. Our current water usage is already unsustainable. The fact that plant leaves lose water through photosynthesis is the greatest limiting factor for better harvests.
Jul 8, 2016
Researchers have looked into the practice of alley cropping, planting long-term tree crops alongside short-term cash crops, for sustainability. Alley cropping is a type of agroforestry, which is the practice of combining crops and trees into one farming system. The dual income from the land can ...Click here for more
Jun 27, 2016
Knowing what physical traits a plant has is called phenotyping. Because it is such a labor intensive process, scientists are working to develop technology that makes phenotyping much easier.
Jun 20, 2016
Solitary mason bees specializing on sunflower pollen were not attacked by a common brood-parasitic wasp, which lays eggs in the nests, where its larvae kill bee eggs and eat their pollen provisions.