Tennessee Soybeans: Improving Drought Adaptation – Podcast Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
In this podcast, Dr. Avat Shekoofa details her ongoing research to identify genetic mechanisms for drought tolerance in soybean lines.

Corn: Drought-Tolerance – Past Trends, Where We’re Going Jan 31, 2019

🕔Jan 31, 2019
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published a report that looked at trends in the development of drought-tolerant corn in the United States.  Today’s […]

Drought Tolerant Soybeans: Arkansas Researchers Find Genetic Markers Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
Recent research conducted by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers has found genetic markers in soybeans that could help improve drought tolerance.  “Drought causes tremendous variability in soybean […]

Rice Research: Engineered Variety – 60% Less Water, More Drought Tolerant Jul 25, 2018

🕔Jul 25, 2018
Rice plants engineered to have fewer stomata – tiny openings used for gas exchange – are more tolerant to drought and resilient to future climate change, a new study has […]

Tennessee: Plant’s Microbiomes and Farm Profitability Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
Seems like producers in West Tennessee are interested in microbiomes and how bacterial seed coating could help plants to be more drought tolerant later in the growing season.

Drought Tolerance: Research Could Improve Yields for Cereal Crops Feb 7, 2018

🕔Feb 7, 2018
Three years ago, biotechnologists demonstrated in field trials that they could increase the productivity of maize by introducing a rice gene into the plant that regulated the accumulation of sucrose […]

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Water Use, Drought-Tolerant Hybrids Still Key to Dryland Production Nov 24, 2017

🕔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 […]

Indigo Corn Demonstrates Significant Yield Gains on Farms Experiencing Severe Water Stress Nov 21, 2017

🕔Nov 21, 2017
Indigo Ag, Inc has released preliminary data from its microbial seed treatment for corn. Indigo Corn was commercially launched in the spring of 2017. Like Indigo Wheat and Indigo Cotton, […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Rain-Out Shelters Help Test Drought Tolerance Nov 3, 2017

🕔Nov 3, 2017
A University of Tennessee researcher set up a several soybean variety test plots under rain-out shelters to study how they react to drought stress conditions in order to determine which […]

Ag Research: Code Breakers Unlock Pearl Millet’s Heat Tolerance to Fight Climate Chaos Sep 20, 2017

🕔Sep 20, 2017
A global team of 65 scientists, including eight from the University of Georgia, have decoded some of the secrets to the crop’s coping strategies. The newly sequenced and decoded pearl […]

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