Genetic Weed Control? Researchers Look for New Way to Fight Resistant Weeds

🕔Mar 29, 2018The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a $500,000 grant to University of Illinois researchers in the Department of Crop Sciences. The project will lay the groundwork […]

Wheat: Kansas Researchers Use Gene-Editing Technology for Improved Varieties

🕔Feb 27, 2018Kansas State University researchers say their work to improve genes in wheat varieties using a gene-editing technology is another positive step toward global food security. “Food security and the food […]

Rice: Genomes of Ancestral Rice Species May Uncover Beneficial Traits

🕔Feb 6, 2018Rice has been a staple food crop around the world for millennia, but little was known about the wild origins of the world’s most widely produced crop until the recent […]

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

🕔Jan 11, 2018Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected […]

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