Rice: Researchers Make 1st Steps Towards More Photosynthesis Efficient Varieties Nov 12, 2020

🕔Nov 12, 2020
An international long-term research collaboration aimed at creating high yielding and water use efficient rice varieties, has successfully installed part of the photosynthetic machinery from maize into rice. “We assembled […]

Kentucky Corn: One Fungicide Application Enough to Protect Against Foliar Diseases Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
Foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust, were estimated to cause annual losses ranging from 19,029 to 244,149 metric tons from 2012 to […]

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, […]

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