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Posts tagged crops

October 8, 2008

 

Soybean field in late evening

All This Carbon Dioxide is Making Me Hungry!

Higher atmospheric CO2 increases the rate of photosynthesis, and thus the amount of carbohydrates in plant leaves.

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

December 13, 2004

 

The Mystery of Photorespiration

Learn about the mystery of photorespiration on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Small Talk

Although ants usually communicate through smell, they also use sound to send distress calls and warnings about danger. Since they don’t have ears, scientists believe that they sense sound vibrations in their knees.

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