Growing Corn: Warmer Climate Will Dramatically Increase Yield Volatility

🕔Jun 13, 2018Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that […]

Brazilian Rice: Breeding Better Varieties

🕔Jun 6, 2018Outside Asia, no other country produces as much rice as does Brazil. It is the ninth largest rice producer in the world. Average annual yields are close to 15 million […]

Weed, Insect Resistance – What Happens if We Run Out of Tools?

🕔May 18, 2018To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but […]

Midwest Corn: Climate Change Should Help Production through 2050, says Researcher

🕔May 17, 2018Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous analyses, research […]

Texas Cotton: Less Water for Young Plants Doesn’t Hurt Yield, Improves Drought Tolerance

🕔May 16, 2018Plants need water–but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops? In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from […]

Soil Health – Defining Its Contribution To Livestock Gains

🕔Apr 13, 2018Individual pastures on livestock farms yield surprisingly dissimilar benefits to a farm’s overall agricultural income, and those differences are most likely attributable to the varying levels of “soil health” provided […]

Climate Change Could Be Pushing the Great Plains into the Midwest

🕔Apr 11, 2018In 1878, the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell drew an invisible line in the dirt-a very long line. It was the 100th meridian west, the longitude he identified […]

Rice: Gene Boosts Growth, Yield in Salty Soil

🕔Mar 23, 2018Around 20% of the world’s irrigated land is considered to contain elevated concentrations of salt, and the soil continues to get saltier as the climate warms. Agricultural production is hard […]

Soybeans: Fixing the Need for Nitrogen

🕔Mar 21, 2018Soybean is rich in protein, which is great for the humans and animals eating it. But this high protein content comes at a cost. To make protein, soybean plants need […]

Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

🕔Feb 14, 2018Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study […]

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