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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 7, 2014 03:32 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

YOUR PLANTS ARE LISTENING...

...and they don't like noisy chewers, according to a new study from two University of Missouri scientists. Through two experiments, plant scientist Heidi Appel and biologist Reginald Cocroft found plants react defensively to the sound of insect predators munching on plant material. Their research built on past studies that have shown plants can detect the vibrations of sounds, including the comparatively high amplitude vibrations of insects feeding. In one experiment, the scientists subjected one group of ...

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