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A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools
As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations,...
Cover crops and SCN: What’s the connection?
Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects...
Nitrogen Fertilization Rates for Corn Production
There has been a large change in corn grain prices this fall. How might that affect recommended nitrogen (N) fertilizer or manure-N...
Crop Rotation Key For Corn Results
Increasing maize planting density can lift dry matter yield without damaging quality, but only if crop rotation and moisture are right,...
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as...
Genetic Mapping of Rust-Resistance Genes in Sunflower
US - Rust is a serious fungal disease of sunflowers around the world. The disease can significantly reduce sunflower yields and has...
Causes of California Drought Linked to Climate Change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused...
Playing Tag with Sugars in the Cornfield
Sugars are usually known as energy storage units in plants and the insects that feed on them....
Farmland Biodiversity Monitoring Costs Estimated
Monitoring biodiversity on farms is vital for conservation policies but how much does it cost?...
Researchers Uncover Structure of Enzyme that Makes Plant Cellulose
Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking...
Black Sea Region Agriculture: How Vulnerable to Climate Change?
The impacts of climate change in the Black Sea region are likely to affect agriculture in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Bulgaria...
Boosting Global Corn Yields Depends on Nutrient Balance
Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue...
Can Sound Vibrations Reduce Pesticide Use, Boost Harvests?
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are...
Plant Variants Point to Improved Biofuel Production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists...
Global Invasion of Crop Pests Coming
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current...
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