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Droplets on leaves can trigger stress responses

        LUND, Sweden — In contrast to humans, plants cannot feel pain. However, so-called mechanical stimulation — rain, wind and physical impact from humans and animals — contributes to the activation of a plant’s defense system at a biochemical level. This...

UD researcher finds drought fighter in soil

      GEORGETOWN, Del. — Some discoveries happen by accident. Consider how Sept. 28, 1928, unfolded: Alexander Fleming, back in the lab after a vacation with the family, was sorting through dirty Petri dishes that hadn’t been cleaned before he went...

Irrigation Association welcomes new clean water rule

        FAIRFAX, Va. — The Irrigation Association welcomes the new definition of “waters of the United States,” which was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Dec. 11. Once the new...

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