Fire Ants Are Limiting Spread Of Meat Allergy Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
Invasive fire ants with a nasty bite are limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy, new research suggests. But it’s not all good news, as the ants themselves can […]

Rice As Medicine? Researchers Implant Genes That Lower Blood Pressure In Rats Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This “treatment” could also have fewer side effects than current blood pressure […]

California: Can Oilfield Water Safely Be Reused for Irrigation? May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District […]

Cotton: Massive Genetic Mapping Project Opens New Doors For Plant Breeders Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
In the United States, cotton production centers around two varieties: 95 percent of what is grown is known as Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), while the remaining 5 percent is called […]

Western Farmers Threatened by Changes in Snowmelt Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Farmers in parts of the western United States who rely on snowmelt to help irrigate their crops will be among the hardest hit in the world by climate change, a […]

Soybeans: Fungus Application Thwarts Major Pest, Study Finds Apr 13, 2020

🕔Apr 13, 2020
The soybean cyst nematode sucks the nutrients out of soybean roots, causing more than $1 billion in soybean yield losses in the U.S. each year. A new study finds that […]

Cotton: Fungi Can Decrease Root Knot Nematode Galling Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Texas A&M University scientists found that a surprising number of fungi naturally associated with cultivated cotton were capable of curtailing the negative effects of a plant parasite known as the […]

Almond Orchard Recycling a Climate-Smart Strategy Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California’s irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of California, […]

Biofuels: ‘Tequila’ Power More Efficient Than Corn, Sugar Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage, a team of researchers at the University […]

Weedy Rice – Unintended Legacy of Green Revolution Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
A new global study reveals the extent to which high-yielding rice varieties favored in the decades since the “Green Revolution” have a propensity to go feral, turning a staple food […]

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