February 2017

In this issue, our editors dive into the world of vegetables and flowers, covering everything from plant breeding to consumer demands. You can explore how researchers are unlocking the science of taste and the art of flavor. Or uncover the mysterious world of intellectual property as it relates to lettuce — what you think you know may not be true. On a fun note, discover the history behind the daffodil, the pansy, the rose, and the Brassica as the National Garden Bureau showcases “The Year Of …” plants. Plus, you can learn how seeds and plants influence the brain, providing therapy for those in need. In this issue, you’ll also read about seed treatments’ ability to influence water use efficiency and the challenges beekeepers are up against in maintaining thriving hives. This is a fun one to read.
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