Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Irrigation: Stalk-Worn Sensor Measures Crops’ Water Use Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019
Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration. Their design won’t have anyone confusing growing season with […]

Nebraska: Corn Leaf Aphid – A Surprising Defense Compound Mar 12, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
A chemical compound typically cast as a supporting actor in corn’s defense against a tiny pest might instead take a leading role, says a research-based rewrite from the University of […]

Climate Change: Longer Growing Season, More Heat – 115 Years of Data Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018
The past century of climate change has extended the average U.S. growing season by nearly two weeks but driven annual buildups of yield-stifling heat in the West and Northeast, says […]

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