Tag Plants

Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife

May 25, 2016

It may be music to gardeners’ ears, but that tune could be alarming to some native and migratory birds and bugs.

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops

May 9, 2016

The crop's full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by UW–Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon.

Specimens from George Washington Carver discovered at UW–Madison

February 12, 2016

At least 25 specimens of fungi that infect plants, collected more than a century ago, were found in the Wisconsin State Herbarium.

Mycologist says our close relatives break the bounds of biology

October 26, 2015

The mushroom nicknamed "death cap" made headlines this summer when it poisoned Syrian refugees fleeing through Eastern Europe.

UW team’s plants return to Earth after growing in space

November 6, 2014

Researchers at Simon Gilroy's lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison expect to greet a truck this afternoon that is carrying small containers holding more than 1,000 frozen plants that germinated and grew aboard the International Space Station.

Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

September 19, 2014

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air - and the soybeans - were still?