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Planting: New 3D Model Predicts Best Practices for Farmers

Planting: New 3D Model Predicts Best Practices for Farmers

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

As farmers survey their fields this summer, several questions come to mind: How many plants germinated per acre? How does altering row spacing affect my yields? Does it make a difference if I plant my rows north to south or

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Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

👤By Angie Peltier, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The program is set for the 36th annual University of Illinois’ Northwestern Agricultural Research Center Field Day. The program will begin at 8 am on Wednesday, July 26. Topics and speakers will include: Lessons from 35+ Years of Research at the

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Texas: USDA Grant to Help with Water, Ag Challenges in Rio Grande Basin

Texas: USDA Grant to Help with Water, Ag Challenges in Rio Grande Basin

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last month in

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Texas Wheat: Soil Water Storage, New Varieties Critical to Production

Texas Wheat: Soil Water Storage, New Varieties Critical to Production

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Regardless of what watering regimen a producer might have on wheat, in the High Plains it is critical that new varieties are grown to maximize yields, according to a long-running study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The purpose of this

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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields. Bernd Friebe, a research professor with the Wheat Genetic Resources Center

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Texas Corn: Drone Project Will Help Researchers Screen New Varieties

Texas Corn: Drone Project Will Help Researchers Screen New Varieties Updated

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife Research will receive $490,000 over a three-year period as part of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, project grant to develop analytical tools and determine if these can help select superior corn varieties. The U.S. Department of

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Georgia: New Peanut Genetics Expert Joins UGA

Georgia: New Peanut Genetics Expert Joins UGA

👤By J. Faith Peppers, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 2, 2017

David Bertioli, a world-class expert in the genetics and genomics of peanut species, will join the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a professor and the university’s first Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Distinguished Investigator. ”We are

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Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 25, 2017

The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will showcase research and demonstration plots at a pest management and crop production field day on June 20 in St. Joseph. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. Field tours will run

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