Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
Potting soils are helping plant seeds travel. Is it benign or harmful?
Climate change is modifying the timing of recurrent life-cycle events with critical consequences on ecological and economic levels.
As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening as a coping mechanism. But will a hobby born out of a crisis recede as life returns to normal?
Meat has been a marker of class and gender divides, sparked scientific revolutions and has been at the centre of wars.
Variegated plants can be more expensive than their all-green counterparts. But there are ways to protect your investment.
The climate crisis makes it important to investigate and understand the mechanisms of plant growth if we are to keep agricultural crops sustainable.
Plants communicate with the fungi on their roots, but the effects on the ecosystem of deliberately adding fungi as a fertilizer are unknown — and might be harmful.
Maintaining ecological balance in savannas is essential
When plants moved from living in water to land, they had to adapt. How that happened can help address food security.
Fussy about moisture and temperature, ferns are excellent indicators of environmental change.
Without these older Australians, my research wouldn’t be where it is today. So let’s meet a few of them.
A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
Though you might not think so to look at them, plants have a busy day.
Green buildings can cost more than conventional structures, but the small increase has noticeable benefits for those working and living within them.
Maidenhair trees, Ginkgo biloba, can live for over 1,000 years and grow 35m tall. While they’re beautiful to look at, they’re also notorious for their vomit-smelling seeds.
Plants need light to feed themselves, so they grow in ways that help them collect as much of it as they can. Sometimes that’s straight up, but not always.
David Attenborough’s new BBC documentary The Green Planet shows plants are stranger than they first appear.
The future of Christmas food could include artificial meat, soil-free veg and hybrid protein treats.
This evergreen plant has some tricky ways to get ahead, but it’s a valuable part of the ecosystem.