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Research Finds a Way to Protect Crops from Pests, Disease
A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease-causing...
Food Security Increased by New Scientific Model in Ag Production
Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to...
Potential of Microalgae as a Feed Ingredient
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs,...
Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn
The foundation for strong, healthy corn plants is proper nutrition. ...
Making Money from Lignin: How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old...
Synthetic Biology Approach Improves Photosynthesis
Assembling a compartment inside chloroplasts of flowering plants has the potential to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis....
Dangerous Nitrogen Pollution Could Be Halved
Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this....
Bee Biodiversity Boosts Crop Yields
Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more...
US Corn Yields Increasingly Vulnerable to Hot, Dry Weather
Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford...
Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth
Planting progress may have been slowed by the recent precipitation, but weed emergence continues despite wet field conditions....
Is History to Blame for Slow Crop Taming?
It's been about 10,000 years since our ancestors began farming, but crop domestication has taken much longer than expected – a delay...
What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Agriculture?
The Agriculture Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on February 7, 2014 said Roman Keeney, Associate...
US Farmers Respond to Changing Crop Demands
US farmers have been adjusting to some dramatic changes in the past eight years, said Chris Hurt, Professor at Purdue University....
Multi-gene Engineering Could Enhance Seed Oil in Oilseed Crops
A team of researchers have published the first study to focus on multiple genes that control steps in the pathway for seed oil production...
Nitrogen Pollution, Climate, Land Use: Why What We Eat Matters
A new report quantifies for the first time how much our food choices affect pollutant nitrogen emissions, climate change and land-use...
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