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Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Resistance genes have been identified in corn,

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Soybeans, Corn: How the Genomes Evolved, Study

Soybeans, Corn: How the Genomes Evolved, Study

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners. Damon Lisch, associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and

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Soybeans: What’s Up with Record Yields, Especially in the Southeast? 3 Reasons

Soybeans: What’s Up with Record Yields, Especially in the Southeast? 3 Reasons

👤By Scott Irwin, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois 🕔Jan 2, 2018

Soybean yields in the U.S. have been very high the last 4 years. The U.S. average yield set new records in a stair-step fashion each year between 2014 and 2016. The 2016 yield reached the remarkable level of 52.1 bushels.

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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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Crop Production: Genetics May Lie at Heart of Yield Limitations, Says Study

Crop Production: Genetics May Lie at Heart of Yield Limitations, Says Study

👤From the Society for Experimental Biology 🕔Jul 5, 2017

You might think that plants grow according to how much nutrition, water and sunlight they are exposed to, but new research by Dr Nick Pullen and a team from the John Innes Centre, UK shows that the plant’s own genetics

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Big Data: Optimizing Plant Breeding, Genetics Research, Retail

Big Data: Optimizing Plant Breeding, Genetics Research, Retail

👤By Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng, University of Illinois 🕔Nov 20, 2015

Big Data already is being extensively employed at the genetics and consumer ends of the food and ag supply chain. This article will stress the potential for capabilities and knowledge generated at these levels to affect new opportunities within production

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Rice: Key to Bacterial Blight Protection Discovered

Rice: Key to Bacterial Blight Protection Discovered

👤From the Doe/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 🕔Jul 27, 2015

A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute

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Genomics Can Match Plant Variety to Climate Stress, Says Research

Genomics Can Match Plant Variety to Climate Stress, Says Research

👤By Greg Tammen, Kansas State University 🕔Jul 9, 2015

A new study led by a Kansas State University geneticist has shown that genomic signatures of adaptation in crop plants can help predict how crop varieties respond to stress from their environments. It is the first study to document that

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