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Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve

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South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural

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Hormonal Tug-of-War Helps Plant Roots Navigate Their Journey Through the Soil

Hormonal Tug-of-War Helps Plant Roots Navigate Their Journey Through the Soil

👤From the John Innes Center 🕔Aug 22, 2017

How do roots know where to go? An international research team set out to answer that question in a recently published study. They were able to identify a sophisticated mechanism that allows plant roots to quickly respond to changes in

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Heat Stress: Plants Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive, Says Study

Heat Stress: Plants Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive, Says Study

👤From University of Massachusetts at Amherst 🕔Aug 21, 2017

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial mechanism that plants need to recover from heat stress. She points out that

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Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

👤By David Hensley and Diane Rowland, University of Florida Agronomists 🕔Aug 21, 2017

One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”)

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Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Looking at leaves to peer into the future might seem the stuff of superstition, but is actually the essence of research conducted by scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife and the University of Southern California. “Our study was based on observations

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered why one patch of soybeans dies from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), while 6 feet away, another patch thrives? The answer may be smaller than you thought — microscopic, even. In a new study focused on SDS,

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Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers

Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Aug 16, 2017

A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of looking at how to get climate information into the hands

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Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic diversity to handle heat stress should average temperatures rise in the future. “In terms of leveraging

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Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of

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