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Playing Tag with Sugars in the Cornfield
Sugars are usually known as energy storage units in plants and the insects that feed on them....
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...
Compressed Air and Grit to Shred Small Annual Weeds
It can take real grit to control tenacious weeds. Although determination is an important attribute in farmers, Agricultural Research...
Cover Crops Make Stover More Sustainable, Profitable
Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at...
Mapping Water Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only four per cent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Old Ways Help Modern Maize Defend Itself
Many modern crops have high productivity, but have lost their ability to produce certain defence chemicals, making them vulnerable...
Why is Bioenergy Important?
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be...
The Changing Picture of Corn Ethanol Profitability
Based on our economic model of a typical northern Iowa ethanol plant, the ethanol supply chain has continued to be profitable although...
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...
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....
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....
Examining Corn Nutrient Uptake for Maximum Yield
Biotechnology, breeding, and agronomic advancements have propelled corn yields to new highs with little guidance as to how to fertilize...
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