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Using Vitis Species to Improve Cultivated Grapes

Learn about how many grape species there are in and who is breeding new grapes along with other important information related to grape breeding and the current challenges involved! 

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4/15/19
Ensuring Pollinator Health and Resilience

A special pollinator symposium was held, curated by William Carromero of the USFS and Lisa Smith of the Natural Areas Association. New research, management and restoration practices, and BMPs for pollinators in specific landscape scenarios were presente

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3/16/18
The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture

The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.

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7/9/17
Perspectives on the Importance of Preserving Cultivated Germplasm

Heirloom vegetables, heirloom roses… how about heirloom viburnums?

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9/24/16
Indigenous Plants, Peoples & Programs: Beyond the Exotic

From corpse flowers to night-blooming cacti, displaying and sharing exotic, charismatic specimens can greatly benefit our gardens and drive the gate, but many have even more to offer.

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9/22/16