Breeding Better Seed to Withstand Weather Disasters – DTN Sep 4, 2021

🕔Sep 4, 2021
Only one corn-breeding line out of about 150 remained standing after a derecho slammed into Beck’s Superior Hybrids nursery, near Marshalltown, Iowa, last summer. Winds exceeding 100 mph are an […]

Multi-Herbicide Resistance Gene Found in Rice, Potential for Future Biotech Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
A rice gene that renders the crop resistant to several widely used beta-triketone herbicides has been identified, researchers report, revealing the genetic cause of herbicide susceptibility that has been identified […]

Clemson Attempts to Revive Southern Heirloom Rice, Grain Crops May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019
Clemson researchers are working with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation to revive heirloom grains in South Carolina and renewal of the university’s Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Program is one […]

Aquatic Weed Helps Plant Breeders Develop New Variety Traits Dec 27, 2018

🕔Dec 27, 2018
With 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 […]

Plant Breeding: Gene Editing Skips GMO Regulatory Hurdles – DTN Apr 30, 2018

🕔Apr 30, 2018
A mushroom that doesn’t brown. White flour with as much fiber as whole-wheat flour. Corn that can fend off northern corn leaf blight. Soybeans that can tolerate salty soils and […]

UGA Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center Aims to Improve Crop Breeding Mar 20, 2018

🕔Mar 20, 2018
Automated data collection and analysis pipelines are changing the way humans generate and use information. At the University of Georgia, researchers harness the power of advanced sensing, robotics and big-data […]

Ag Robot Speeds Data Collection, Analyses of Crops as They Grow Mar 13, 2018

🕔Mar 13, 2018
A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists […]

Texas AgriLife Research Gets Jump-Start on Improved Crop Breeding Nov 20, 2017

🕔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 […]

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits Sep 12, 2017

🕔Sep 12, 2017
Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia […]

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend Apr 21, 2017

🕔Apr 21, 2017
A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – […]

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