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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Initiative Aims to Improve Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Initiative Aims to Improve Soil Health

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 22, 2017

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation launched a national cover crop initiative today during a special press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The $6.6 million research initiative, made

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Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

👤By Rebecca Bratter, USA Rice 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) released a much-anticipated study on rice fortification that should pave the way for greater use of fortified rice in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and WFP food

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Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 16, 2017

In January I posted about the large project we are part of, funded by the North Central Soybean Research using soybean checkoff funds, to gather information on some 500 soybean fields in Illinois for each crop year from 2014 through

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Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 13, 2017

How will the rising temperatures expected to occur with global climate change affect soybean growth in the Midwest? Rather than wait and see, researchers at the University of Illinois will use real crop data and computer modeling to better predict

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Cover Crops: Clemson Students Study Using Leaves to Improve Roller-Crimped Cover Crops

Cover Crops: Clemson Students Study Using Leaves to Improve Roller-Crimped Cover Crops

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

A group of Clemson students is determining how to use shredded leaves to help increase the value of roller-crimped cover crops. Cover crops are crops planted primarily to naturally manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil and water quality, weeds, pests,

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Sorghum: Research Funded by Checkoff Program Advances Breeding Tech

Sorghum: Research Funded by Checkoff Program Advances Breeding Tech

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 3, 2017

A three-year research collaboration effort between the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and DuPont Pioneer has yielded a major new tool for sorghum improvement. DuPont Pioneer research scientists, led by Cleve Franks and Tanveer Hussain, discovered two sorghum haploid inducer lines.

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Cornbelt Cover Crops: Researcher Needs Farmer Data and He’s Willing to Pay – DTN

Cornbelt Cover Crops: Researcher Needs Farmer Data and He’s Willing to Pay – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor and Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Wally Tyner, a professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said he has his work cut out for him exploring the economics of cover crops. There are so many variables and so little history. The study is a collaborative effort

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Weed Management: New Gene for Atrazine Resistance Identified in Waterhemp

Weed Management: New Gene for Atrazine Resistance Identified in Waterhemp

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant to it, reducing or eliminating the efficacy of the chemical. Some waterhemp populations have

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California Citrus: UC Riverside Gets $5.1Mln to Fight Citrus Tree Killer

California Citrus: UC Riverside Gets $5.1Mln to Fight Citrus Tree Killer

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 22, 2017

A team of scientists, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry. The team, led

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Ag Research: Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders

Ag Research: Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 22, 2017

When plant breeders develop new crop varieties, they grow up a lot of plants and they all need to be checked. Repeatedly.  “Farmers might have a 100-acre field planted with one soybean variety, whereas breeders may have 10,000 potential varieties

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