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Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene

Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Midwest farmers know all too well that Western corn rootworm populations have stopped responding to insecticides and the genetically modified corn hybrids designed to resist insect attacks. But, University of Illinois researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of the western

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Arkansas’ Rice Breeding Webinar Video Now Available

Arkansas’ Rice Breeding Webinar Video Now Available

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Video Title: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Rice Breeding Program Date and Time Video Recorded: November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Description: Arkansas’ Senior Rice Plant Breeder Dr. Karen Moldenhauer discussed her Rice Plant Breeding

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Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s

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Invasive Plants Have Unprecedented Ability to Pioneer New Continents, Climates

Invasive Plants Have Unprecedented Ability to Pioneer New Continents, Climates

👤From Virginia Tech 🕔Dec 5, 2017

It’s no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of a surprise to Virginia Tech researchers was just how mutable these invaders are.

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What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

👤By Chelsea Harbach, Iowa State University 🕔Nov 29, 2017

The number of acres planted to cover crops annually has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the United States. Meanwhile, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to sit atop of the U.S. list of yield-suppressing pathogens. It’s no coincidence,

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Texas Corn, Sorghum: Water Use, Drought-Tolerant Hybrids Still Key to Dryland Production

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Water Use, Drought-Tolerant Hybrids Still Key to Dryland Production

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

Risk management is the name of the game when it comes to growing dryland sorghum and corn, which both offer cropping alternatives “when and if” conditions are right, according to recent Texas A&M AgriLife studies. Side-by-side dryland grain sorghum and

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Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 22, 2017

After one year of studying organic grain and soybean cropping systems, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists say they know more about what not to do moving forward. Three Texas A&M researchers are using a $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute

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Texas AgriLife Research Gets Jump-Start on Improved Crop Breeding

Texas AgriLife Research Gets Jump-Start on Improved Crop Breeding

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is investing in the future of rapid crop design with improved traits through the deployment of two new labs and a half-million dollar seed grant program to jump-start the process. “We are pleased to announce a

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Ag Tech: Research Shows Drones Could Help Crop Management Take Off

Ag Tech: Research Shows Drones Could Help Crop Management Take Off

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers. The study evaluated the ability of a

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Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation’s grant is the second

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