Natural, man-made mix promises biggest landscape plant growth

nts and establishing them in the landscape/garden," Davies explained.

Though somewhat beneficial under a variety of conditions, this plant "upper" seems to work best when blended in with a synthetic, controlled-release fertilizer, the study found.

"That's good information for both home gardeners and commercial nurseries," Davies noted.

Good information, he explained, because the more fertilizer added to a landscape or greenhouse plants, the more money it costs. Commercial growers and home gardeners largely use synthetic fertilizers those made from chemicals as compared to organic fertilizers such as fish meal and manure.

"That's the practical side. Not having to apply as much fertilizer and being more successful in growing plants in the landscape makes a happy consumer," he said, "and a happy consumer is a repeat customer."

Carpio, who conducted the research for her doctoral degree, agreed on the value of doing studies that are beneficial for the public and industry.

"We were expecting an improvement but somehow thought the organic fertilizer would be better, and we didn't expect such a big difference," said Carpio, a Venezuelan native now is in charge of research for a potato company in Dalhart.. "I love to do work that has meaning, that industry can use and (can) give us a better understanding of how to grow crops better."

The journal article reports on the team's work on bush morning glory, a plant that Texas horticulturists are developing for ornamental use. They hope to breed a bush morning glory that has less seed production to reduce weediness and with improved flowering and more compact growth, according to Arnold.

"These are a bit away from release (to the public for landscapes), but there are some trials with this species at the Texas A&M gardens this summer," he said.

Carpio said for her graduate research, mycorrhizal fungi were tried on five other landscape plant species in addition to the bush

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Nexia and US Army spin the worlds first man-made spider silk performance fibers
2. More study recommended on long-term reproductive effects of traces of both natural and man-made hormone-like chemicals
3. Mother nature cleans up human-made mess
4. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to present first documentation of man-made chemical contaminants in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies
5. Basic RNA enzyme research promises single-molecule biosensors
6. MITs plasmatron cuts diesel bus emissions, promises better gas engine efficiency
7. A tiny pump promises big time performance
8. Infection with second strain of HIV compromises treatment
9. New study promises safer hormone replacement therapy
10. New method of DNA testing promises to transform medical diagnostics
11. New computer model promises detailed picture of worldwide climate

Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jwkl9t/capacitive ) has announced the ... and Patent Infringement Risk Analysis" report to their ... Fingerprint sensors using capacitive technology represent a fast ... Idex forecasts an increase of 360% of the number ... the fingerprint sensor market between 2014 and 2017 (source ...
(Date:11/20/2015)... 2015 NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® ... was recently interviewed on The RedChip Money Report ... weekend on Bloomberg Europe , Bloomberg Asia, Bloomberg ... NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a biometric ...
(Date:11/19/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 19, 2015  Based on ... Frost & Sullivan recognizes BIO-key with the 2015 Global ... Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to ... line catering to the needs of the market it ... product line meets and expands on customer base demands, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 --> ... companion diagnostics is one of the major ... pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic manufacturers working together ... http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/global-cancer-biomarkers-market-2015-2019-market-report.html . --> http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/global-cancer-biomarkers-market-2015-2019-market-report.html ... global cancer biomarkers market spread across 89 ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... Accutest Research Laboratories, a leading ... Organization (CRO), has formed a strategic ... - Temple Health for joint work ... (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151126/10135429 ) , --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 --> ... in imaging technologies, announced today that it has received a ... the Horizon 2020 European Union Framework Programme for Research and ... trial in breast cancer. , --> ... --> --> The study aims to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... Global Biobanking Market 2016 - 2020 report analyzes ... maintaining integrity and quality in long-term samples, minimizing ... long-term cost-effectiveness. Automation minimizes manual errors such as ... technical efficiency. Further, it plays a vital role ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: