Top 8 Reasons to Not Let Other People Keep Their Plants in Your Greenhouse

February 21, 2018

Steel yourself with the following countdown of when good intentions go bad and you let a local green thumb vacation their plants in your greenhouse.

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Why a Silty Ditch is a Great Ag Science Lesson

February 14, 2016

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Something New for your Spring Plant Sale

January 07, 2016

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10 Ways to Improve Your Ag Greenhouse Plant Sale

September 21, 2015

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Must Haves for Your Shiny New (or New to You) School Greenhouse

September 09, 2015

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An Important Part of Germination Most Teachers Overlook

February 23, 2015

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Yeast and the trees who love them

September 30, 2012

Pine trees are not just for lumber production anymore.  Researchers have discovered a yeast that is capable of digesting wood chips so that they can increase the ethanol yield provided.   Forestry, environmental science, agriscience, and biotechnology can benefit from a story like this.  Have a great week and happy reading.

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Plants that let caterpillars eat them and why that's a good thing

September 25, 2012

This article illustrates just how far researchers have to go in understanding the interaction between plants and insects.  Plants are a lot smarter than we give them credit for but scientists are catching up quickly.  Researches have discovered that some plant species are fending off pests with little help from modern science. Enjoy!

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House plants are more than just odor eaters

September 10, 2012

 Scientists are discovering that house plants are beneficial to humans in more ways than just brightening your office or living room.  This horticulture related article would also work well in an environmental science lesson as well.  I'll start being nicer to my English Ivy and Asparagus Fern now that I realize they are doing more than just waiting around for a drink of water.

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Geotropism: an article on how a peanut field lost its way

August 05, 2012

I suspect this farmer couldn't replicate the result he got in the peanut field if he tried.  Fortunately for your class, his bad luck with the weather will provide you with a great illustration of geotropism and how it works and what crop seeds rely on to properly germinate.  Plant science, forestry, and horticulture will all have a good read on this one. I suspect even middle school and high school science teachers can find some value in this article. Feel free to send us your great articles and we'll write them up.  There are 5 questions and answers for your to copy and paste for your bell work. Always remember to keep your seeds sunny side up.

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