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Court says no Israel Chemicals layoffs for now

The head of Israel's national labor court in Jerusalem on Monday ruled that Israel Chemicals (ICL) would not be allowed to lay off employees at its southern plants as planned, sending the matter to a regional labor court.


Genetic modification led to corn roots to be more N efficient

Genetic modification of maize over the last century has led to desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield - and that likely contributed to the evolution of root systems that are more efficient in acquiring nutrients, such as nitrogen, from the soil, according to a new study.


Bacteria tracked feeding nitrogen to nutrient-starved plants

An international team of researchers, including three from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has tracked nitrogen as soil bacteria pull it from the air and release it as plant-friendly ammonium.


Understanding plant tissue sampling

Remember learning about the food pyramid in school? While there is no fancy pyramid drawing out what a plant needs on a day-to-day basis, the concept remains the same—both humans and plants have nutritional needs in order to grow and be healthy.


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