Ag Robotics – English University Offering Doctorates

🕔Feb 4, 2019The world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics is being established by the University of Lincoln, UK, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University […]

Honeybees: Virus Transmitting Mite More Dangerous Than Previously Thought, Says Study

🕔Jan 30, 2019Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that the relationship between the tissue-sucking Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees, has most likely been misunderstood. The […]

Midwest: Prairie Strips – Converting Low-Profit Land Brings Big Returns

🕔Jan 30, 2019Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and […]

California Olives: New Process Removes Bitterness without the Waste

🕔Jan 30, 2019Olives are staples of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. However, freshly picked olives are very bitter […]

Midwest Corn: Weather at Key Growth Stages Predicts Yield, Quality, Study Says

🕔Jan 29, 2019Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year. With all that data, it takes months after harvest for government agencies to analyze total yield […]

Corn: Mutant Red Pigments May Have Plant Breeding Implications

🕔Jan 18, 2019In discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may […]

GMO Food Opponents Know Less Than They Think, Research Finds

🕔Jan 14, 2019The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified (GM) foods think they know most about GM food science, but actually know the least, according to new research. […]

Rice: Engineering Plants for Improved Photosynthesis Boosts Yields

🕔Jan 11, 2019A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study publishing January 10 in the journal Molecular Plant. The […]

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

🕔Jan 3, 2019Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil’s surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less […]

Wheat: New Insights on Rust Resistance

🕔Dec 26, 2018Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance. […]

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