Category Archives: NC State

Size Matters (Particle, That Is)

Granted, the last two AJ dispatches were  heavy hitting on the technical side of things. And apologies to all who skipped reading them which I’m sure is most of you. Now, how about sharing something a little more down to … Continue reading

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Quantum Yield and Other Benign Amusements

If you’ve just landed here for the first time, this is a continuation of my October 17 grand opus Interrogating Plant Status in the Key of F where I pontificated, eruditely I hope, on the phenomenon of fluorescence emission induction … Continue reading

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Interrogating Plant Status in the Key of F

If plants could communicate with their tenders, what would they have to say? This isn’t the preposterous hypothetical question it appears because plants do in fact, speak a language, though no human ear can perceive it. The language of plants … Continue reading

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The Shape of Yields to Come

An article in AgFunder News published February 1, 2018 reported that a bag of corn had a yield potential of about 500 bushels per acre. In 2017, the US average corn grain yield hovered around 176 bushels per acre, 2 … Continue reading

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Profiles in Green: Yukina Savoy

Yukina savoy (Brassica rapa variety). Photo taken January 2018 after several nights down to 16o F (-9o C). Across a broad swath of North America, January isn’t prime time for outdoor plants, nor for those veteran dirt hogs dreaming of … Continue reading

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