Penn state study: Calcium level key to Honeycrisp pit disorder

· October 25, 2017

Penn State researchers may have discovered a way to indicate which Honeycrisp apples will develop bitter pit disorder, a measure that could potentially save millions of dollars annually in wasted fruit. While Honeycrisp is not yet the most popular apple in the U. S., trailing Gala and Fuji in sales, more Honeycrisp trees have been […]

Texas Tech scientist, young daughter find faster field X-ray

· August 4, 2017

Looking for a quicker way to test the soil for calcium?  A Texas Tech scientist and his middle school daughter have confirmed a portable field sensor can accurately measure minerals in soils more easily and efficiently than existing methods. Calcium, like other minerals, is necessary for healthy plant growth. However, an excess of calcium — […]

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