Tobacco: Plants Producing Medical Proteins – Success Reported

🕔Jul 8, 2019A new Cornell University-led study describes the first successful rearing of engineered tobacco plants in order to produce medical and industrial proteins outdoors in the field, a necessity for economic […]

Wisconsin: Irrigated Farming in Central Sands Cools Region’s Climate

🕔Jul 5, 2019New research finds that irrigated farms within Wisconsin’s vegetable-growing Central Sands region significantly cool the local climate compared to nearby rain-fed farms or forests. Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one […]

Ethanol Outlook Weak Amid Sluggish Demand

🕔Jul 2, 2019Operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019 under the weight of abundant production. Declining corn production this year will also squeeze margins and […]

CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture

🕔Jun 28, 2019The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

Soybean Plywood? Yes, It’s a Thing.

🕔Jun 28, 2019A nature-inspired solution has achieved a major milestone. U.S. soybean farmers gathered alongside Salina cabinetry workers at Crestwood Inc. to celebrate the use of U.S. soy inside 100 million panels […]

Tree Crops: July Events Focus On Early Problem Detection Technology

🕔Jun 27, 2019Citrus, nut, and grape growers will receive information on early-stage problem detection technology and its place in managing tree-crop yields during four California sessions in July. Bakersfield, Fresno, Paso Robles, […]

California: Spotted Lantern Fly – Looking For An Ally Before It Hits Key Crops

🕔Jun 18, 2019UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern […]

Almond Genome Reveals How Edible, Sweet Almonds Arose

🕔Jun 14, 2019The sweet, edible almonds we enjoy today are a far cry from their bitter wild ancestors. That is thanks to a point mutation in the genes, according to a new […]

Syngenta Introduces New Seed Treatment Fungicide, Vayantis

🕔Jun 3, 2019Syngenta has announced today the global introduction of Vayantis, a new fungicide seed treatment mode of action to address grower needs in corn, soybeans, canola, oilseed rape and cereals. Vayantis […]

Cotton: Studies Find No Yield Benefit to Higher Plant Populations

🕔May 21, 2019As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […]

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