The growth and flowering of two types of Lachenalia were manipulated by varying planting times and flurprimidol treatments. Results showed that foliar application of flurprimidol was ineffective in controlling inflorescence stem height and inflorescence length; only soaking bulbs in flurprimidol shortened the inflorescence stem height. The later the date of planting of the bulbs, the more quickly the plants began to flower; the shortest plants resulted from planting bulbs on the latest date.
A study compared the effectiveness of combining mulching with remediation for reseeding lawns damaged by diesel and hydraulic fluid spills. Reseeding perennial ryegrass and mulching with peat pellets after remediation with either humic amendment or activated charcoal resulted in acceptable turf quality six weeks after fluid spills. The method was determined effective and recommended for use with other cool-season turfgrasses.
Researchers investigated the effects of sole-source light-emitting diodes (LEDs) of different light qualities and intensities on growth, morphology, and nutrient content of three species of Brassica microgreens. As light intensity increased, plants' hypocotyl length decreased and percent dry weight increased (regardless of light quality). Nutrient content in all three species decreased as light intensity increased. The study provides information to assist growers with decisions regarding lighting practices for production of microgreens based on market needs.
New studies from the University of Missouri, found that through use of photographs, adolescents with ASD were able to share their accounts of difficulties transitioning out of school, their struggles with socialization and how they use animals as a source of companionship.
New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term benefits.
An international team of researchers have discovered an extremely rare, double source plane gravitational lensing system, in which two distant galaxies are simultaneously lensed by a foreground galaxy, as part of the on-going Subaru Strategic Survey with Hyper Suprime-Cam. The discovery was made not in an astronomer's office, but in a classroom. The team dubbed the system 'Eye of Horus'. Such a rare system is a unique probe of fundamental physics of galaxies and cosmology.
Developmental differences in babies born four to six weeks early may not show up until after they turn two, a new study suggests.
In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder said it is never appropriate.
Carey Doberstein, an assistant professor of political science at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently published an experimental study of public sector workers and determined that many give a written report or study purported to be from a university more credibility than one from a think-tank or advocacy group.
A team led by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy.