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Texas Cotton: Tillage, Rotation, Cover Cropping Study Show Definite Advantages

Texas Cotton: Tillage, Rotation, Cover Cropping Study Show Definite Advantages

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Conservation practices are a growing part of cropping systems in the Rolling Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists who are helping producers look at the big picture, instead of just crop to crop. Dr. Curtis Adams, cropping systems

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Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

👤By Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely

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Georgia Peanuts: New UG Physiologist Will Emphasize Plant Stress Studies

Georgia Peanuts: New UG Physiologist Will Emphasize Plant Stress Studies

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an

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Spraying Auxin Herbicides? Your Applicator Hoses May Be Retaining Harmful Residuals

Spraying Auxin Herbicides? Your Applicator Hoses May Be Retaining Harmful Residuals

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Apr 18, 2017

It is important for growers using auxin herbicides to take precautions. Residues of the herbicide retained by certain types of applicator hoses can injure sensitive crops.

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Weedy Rice Is Domesticated Rice That Took a Wrong Turn

Weedy Rice Is Domesticated Rice That Took a Wrong Turn

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Apr 18, 2017

Weedy rice is neither wild rice nor crop rice but rather formerly domesticated rice that has shed some traits important to people. Adapted to human coddling, it does not grow outside of agricultural fields, but at the same time, it

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Aquaculture: Soybeans May Become New Fish Feed for Tuna

Aquaculture: Soybeans May Become New Fish Feed for Tuna

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Tuna fish raised on soybeans? A recent breakthrough in feed formulation research, with soybeans as the main component, appears to make that a reality for tuna raised in ocean pens. A video, “Feeding Bluefin,” summarizes the research project and its

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Upland Cotton: Improved Genome Sequence to Advance Fiber, Fuel, Food Applications

Upland Cotton: Improved Genome Sequence to Advance Fiber, Fuel, Food Applications

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 11, 2017

A consortium led by Z. Jeffrey Chen of The University of Texas at Austin and Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has made publicly available a significantly improved high-quality genome sequence of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum).

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Cotton Sustainability Gets a Thumbs Up from Georgia Survey

Cotton Sustainability Gets a Thumbs Up from Georgia Survey Updated

👤By Julia Rodriguez, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 10, 2017

A University of Georgia student’s survey of the cotton industry found that the crop, once “king” in Georgia, can compete with synthetic fibers and will continue to be economically and environmentally feasible into the future. For her master’s degree thesis,

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Super Weed, Palmer Amaranth: May Soon Not Be So Super

Super Weed, Palmer Amaranth: May Soon Not Be So Super

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 5, 2017

A super weed commonly known as Palmer amaranth or Palmer pigweed (Amaranthus palmeri) may soon not be so super. In first-of-its-kind research, a 10-member international team of scientists, led by Maor Matzrafi of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ittai Herrmann

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Soybeans: Reduced Seeding Rates Save Money with No Yield Loss, Nebraska Study

Soybeans: Reduced Seeding Rates Save Money with No Yield Loss, Nebraska Study

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Apr 5, 2017

In 2006, a group of farmers gathered in York for a discussion about on-farm research projects for the coming year. They were looking at ways to reduce input costs without affecting yield. One question asked was “What is the effect

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