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Study points the way toward producing rubber from lettuce

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Prickly-lettuce-latex-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Prickly lettuce, a common weed that has long vexed farmers, has potential as a new cash crop providing raw material for rubber production, according to Washington State University scientists. » More …