Warming Midwest Increases Likelihood Farmers Will Need to Irrigate

🕔Jun 20, 2019If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new […]

California: Spotted Lantern Fly – Looking For An Ally Before It Hits Key Crops

🕔Jun 18, 2019UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern […]

Waterhemp Found Resistant to Another Class of Herbicides

🕔Jun 14, 2019In a new study from the University of Illinois, scientists document waterhemp’s resistance to yet another class of herbicides, known as Group 15s. The study provides the first documentation of […]

Almond Genome Reveals How Edible, Sweet Almonds Arose

🕔Jun 14, 2019The sweet, edible almonds we enjoy today are a far cry from their bitter wild ancestors. That is thanks to a point mutation in the genes, according to a new […]

Cotton: Studies Find No Yield Benefit to Higher Plant Populations

🕔May 21, 2019As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […]

Australian Wheat: Research Accurately Predicts Yield Months Before Harvest

🕔May 17, 2019Topping the list of Australia’s major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country’s cropland and is a key export commodity. With so much riding on wheat, accurate […]

Rice Blast Study Sheds Light on How Disease Spreads

🕔May 14, 2019Rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) is a global food security threat due to its destruction of cultivated rice, the most widely consumed staple food in the world. Disease containment efforts […]

Wild Pigs Invade Canadian Provinces

🕔May 13, 2019Wild pigs–a mix of wild boar and domestic swine–are spreading rapidly across Canada, threatening native species such as nesting birds, deer, agricultural crops, and farm livestock, research by the University […]

Peanut Genome Cracked, Paves Way for Improved Varieties

🕔May 2, 2019Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut’s unlikely and complicated evolution. Researchers working […]

Peanuts: Tracking Down the Ancestral Roots in South America

🕔May 2, 2019Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators have produced the clearest picture yet […]

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