Corn: Mutant Red Pigments May Have Plant Breeding Implications

🕔Jan 18, 2019In discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may […]

Barchart Transitions Long-Standing Commodity Research Bureau To New Platform

🕔Jan 17, 2019Barchart has announced the transition of the Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) – its commodities and futures research, data and analysis firm – to the “cmdty by Barchart” product line. CRB, […]

Soybeans: Helm Agro Introduces Zone Elite Pre Herbicide

🕔Jan 15, 2019Helm Agro US, Inc. has added Zone Elite to the company’s Zone herbicide family for U.S. soybean growers. Zone Elite is a pre-emergence herbicide for broad-spectrum weed control with an […]

GMO Food Opponents Know Less Than They Think, Research Finds

🕔Jan 14, 2019The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified (GM) foods think they know most about GM food science, but actually know the least, according to new research. […]

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

🕔Jan 3, 2019Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil’s surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less […]

Cover Crops May Increase Winter Temps in North America

🕔Dec 28, 2018Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center […]

Wheat: New Insights on Rust Resistance

🕔Dec 26, 2018Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance. […]

Plant Biostimulants Gain Federal Recognition, Oversight

🕔Dec 21, 2018The new Farm Bill, which was signed into law this week, provides the first statutory language about plant biostimulants in any federal law, according to the U.S. Biostimulant Coalition (USBC), […]

Soybeans: Increased Production Capacity May Threaten Processor Profitability

🕔Dec 17, 2018Historically strong crush margins in recent years have driven the U.S. soybean processing industry into its biggest expansion phase in 20 years. Two new processing plants are expected to start […]

Corn: U.S. Grain Council Harvest Quality Report

🕔Dec 17, 2018A warm and moist growing season resulted in near-record yields and good quality for the 2018 corn crop, according to the U.S. Grain Council’s (USGC) latest corn quality report, released […]

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