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Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 23, 2017

Farmers aren’t the only ones buzzing around busily during spring planting season. Honey bees also pick up their foraging pace at this time of year, when pollen sources abound. That spells trouble, according to a new study from Purdue University.

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Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔May 23, 2017

A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. But Chris Little knows better. It’s why he’s spent the better part of the last six years learning more about

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Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

👤From Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 23, 2017

A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality

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Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

👤By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 16, 2017

About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean

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Oklahoma-Based Noble Ag Foundation Enacts Major Restructuring

Oklahoma-Based Noble Ag Foundation Enacts Major Restructuring

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 15, 2017

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced Wednesday that it has separated its research and education operations from its philanthropic activities to advance its mission and better serve agriculture. The organization’s research, education and consultation activities will continue forward under a

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Texas: Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Fertility Solutions

Texas: Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Fertility Solutions

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains.   When it comes to applying fertilizer, Lewis, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock, is seeking to optimize its

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Cowpeas Made Drought Tolerant By Treating with Key Ingredient in Aspirin

Cowpeas Made Drought Tolerant By Treating with Key Ingredient in Aspirin

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 11, 2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants. Scientists at the State University of Paraíba in Brazil have found that salicylic acid — also used to make aspirin — can help

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National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research

National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 10, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is launching Breakthroughs 2030, an innovative effort to determine the greatest scientific opportunities in the next decade within the fields of food and agriculture. Breakthroughs 2030 will respond to the numerous reports

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South Carolina Peanuts: Tabletop Peanut Digger Will Illustrate Importance of Plant Depth

South Carolina Peanuts: Tabletop Peanut Digger Will Illustrate Importance of Plant Depth

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔May 9, 2017

A group of Clemson agricultural mechanization and business students are building a tabletop variable depth-control peanut digger to help South Carolina producers increase their profits. The tabletop peanut digger is a Clemson University Capstone Project led by Hunter Massey, a

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Wheat: Kansas Researchers Rush to Stay Ahead of Blast Disease

Wheat: Kansas Researchers Rush to Stay Ahead of Blast Disease

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

In 2009, ambitious and newly-minted with a master’s degree, Christian Cruz wanted to help wheat farmers in his native South America with a disease that has devastated the crop for nearly 30 years. And then he got the chance to

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