cross-pollination


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cross-pollination

[¦krȯs ‚pä·lə‚nā·shən]
(botany)
Transfer of pollen from the anthers of one plant to the stigmata of another plant.
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The conflict over cross-pollination mirrors a long-standing conflict in the Willamette Valley between farmers who want to grow canola and established specialty seed and vegetable farmers.
After confirming that the Washington alfalfa farmer's crop did, in fact, contain Monsanto's patented Roundup Ready alfalfa, the USDA announced that the contamination didn't warrant any government action because the cross-pollination constitutes "a commercial issue.
When collecting seed it is important to be aware of two types - those that naturally in-breed true to type, and out-breeders which are especially prone to cross-pollination, with cultivars possibly growing in a neighbour's garden.
The plan to protect the variety is to irrigate plots in which the new varieties are planted in February so that the crop blossoms early and no cross-pollination takes place.
Research by a University of Exeter research team in Devon has recommended a new method for predicting the potential for cross-pollination, taking account of wind speed and direction.
The most visible results we've seen at the AAC relate to cross-pollination of various disciplines.
In 2004, a panel convened by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) emphatically confirmed that GMO corn which originated in the United States is now spreading in Mexico through cross-pollination.
In the 1970s, Giorgio Araujo's family was growing peppers, and an unplanned cross-pollination produced the Amazon pepper that has been the foundation of all Comexa's hot sauces.
Though always integral to Portugal, the Azores' distinct qualities have, over time, surfaced, hewn from the abundant volcanic rock and fertilized by longstanding socio-cultural cross-pollination.
They now play a major role in not only training, but also performance presentation, and the cross-pollination of styles.
Since then, he's been fascinated by cross-pollination in its many forms--from insect-plant interdependence to the sharing of ideas among people.
We need more of that cross-pollination of skills between the two.