Texas Cotton Researchers Boost Plants’ Natural Defenses

🕔Jan 7, 2019Development of a cotton plant with stronger natural defenses due to a greater gland density and thus more gossypol in the leaves could soon be a reality, according to a […]

Aquatic Weed Helps Plant Breeders Develop New Variety Traits

🕔Dec 27, 2018With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a […]

Fertilizer: Researchers Aim to Reduce Nitrogen Use

🕔Dec 26, 2018Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is lauded as one of the biggest agricultural breakthroughs of the 20th century, sparking a boom in food production that supported a global population that grew from […]

Midwest Corn: Genetically Engineered Seeds May Help Offset Climate Change

🕔Nov 26, 2018Count Kansas State University agricultural economist Jesse Tack among those who recognize unique challenges created by the world’s rising demand for food and changing climates across the globe. Tack and […]

Precision Pesticides – 3 Emerging Technologies

🕔Nov 13, 2018Pesticides are substances that are designed to control pests. Every year, nearly six billion pounds of pesticides are applied worldwide. In agricultural fields, they can be sprayed, injected into the […]

Cotton Bollworm Resistance to Bt on the Rise in China – New Study

🕔Oct 31, 2018Cotton, corn and soybeans have been genetically engineered to produce pest-killing proteins from the widespread soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt. Non-toxic to people and wildlife including bees, these environmentally friendly Bt […]

Webinar: New Rice Breeding Tech – CRISPR Gene Editing, Nov. 1

🕔Oct 29, 2018Join us Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. CST for our next Food and Agribusiness Webinar with Dr. Michael Thomson, Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at […]

Rice Research: University of Arkansas Scientist’s Gene Editing Recognized Internationally

🕔Sep 7, 2018Research published by a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientist has been recognized by an international publisher for its high-impact potential.   Vibha Srivastava, professor of crop, soil and […]

Rice: CRISPR-Edited Plants Produce Major Boost in Grain Yield

🕔May 23, 2018A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain […]

Arkansas Rice: Researchers Add Gene Editing to Breeding Toolbox

🕔Aug 2, 2017Rice scientists are developing advanced gene editing tools for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture crop breeding toolbox. Rice breeders today develop improved varieties from genetic breeding stock […]

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