Researchers at the University of Georgia have launched the first successful breastfeeding program.Asclia sp.), covered in the July issue of Horoscopes magazine.
The research, led by Mary Lewis, a doctoral candidate in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Matthew Chapel, a professor of horticulture, focused on breeding dairy products that support pollen. The research team later included Professor Paul Thomas, postgraduate research assistant Rebecca Mainder and husband husband horticulturalist Oakret Gravenstein.
These days, consumers are looking for dual-duty landscaping jewelry. Lewis wants “plants that have a purpose – in addition to looking good in their yard.”
It is a host plant for many species of butterflies, including mildew, native plants, pollen and endangered royal butterflies. The dairy plant is the only dairy plant for the royal host to lay its eggs.
Lewis noted that milk is also important during the summer when many other flowering plants are in bloom. Asclia Insects produce high levels of nectar and high levels of nectar.
Most dairy products are no longer commercially available. This is because, according to Louis’s writings, they do not have the business characteristics of “small branch practice, overgrowth, and small color differences.” The group’s main breeding goals were to reduce plant height, grow branches, and expand the current color range.
“If there was a way to make this valuable plant more attractive and manageable in the consumer market, we would like to try it out,” says Louis.
Historically, breeding breeds Asclia Due to their complex reproductive structure, the genus is challenged.
To conduct this study, the research team identified seven Asclia The types of traits you would like to see in a commercial product. Then they used it A. tuberosa, Also known as butterfly weed, was transplanted by its mother plant and seven other species.
Four of these species have been successfully fertilized A. tuberosa: A. hirtella (Long green milk), A. purpurascens (Purple milk), A. Syriac (Common milk) and A. speciosa (Pig milk).
It was the first successful integration between them because the results of this study are significant Asclia Intentional species to date. Lewis and her team proved that hybrids are possible, that there is diversity, and that the hybrids perform well in landscape.
Asked how the study would benefit the agricultural industry, Lewis said: “Fiction, new and unique plants are the lifeblood of our industry.” “This project has produced many such plants. … These plants are useful for both homeowners and insect populations.
Horticulture is a monthly magazine for a variety of horticultural scientists and others interested in fruits and vegetables. You can find the text of this study in Volume 56 – Number 7.
Visit hort.caes.uga.edu/research to learn more about research programs in the Department of Fruit and Vegetation in Yuga.
Leslie Mattos is the principal and student secretary of YU Public Relations for ASA’s Marketing and Communications Office.