Rice: Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic

🕔Apr 17, 2019Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found […]

Weedy Rice: How a Domesticated Crop Can Become a Problematic Weed

🕔Apr 9, 2019Weedy rice is neither wild rice nor crop rice, but rice gone rogue that has shed some traits important to people. It also is an incredibly aggressive, potentially detrimental weed […]

Aflatoxin Protection: Native Fungal Strains Offer Alternative to Commercial Products

🕔Apr 5, 2019The fungus Aspergillus flavus can infect several crops, including corn. Some varieties, or strains, of A. flavus produce aflatoxins. Aflatoxin contamination costs U.S. farmers billions of dollars every year. Worse, aflatoxins are harmful for […]

Sorghum’s Built-In Insect Defense System – Future Pesticide?

🕔Apr 5, 2019Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers who studied plant-insect interactions that […]

Rolling On Herbicides: Exploring The Concept

🕔Mar 27, 2019A drift-free, weed-specific pesticide applicator could enable autonomous weed control via smart robots — and help minimize exposure of crops and soil.

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 […]

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