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Corn: More Active Genes in Roots Mean Higher Yields
Hybrid plants provide much higher yield than their homozygous parents. Plant breeders have known this for more than 100 years and used...
Carbon Dioxide Could Reduce Crop Yields
The carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere continues to climb and heat up the climate. The gas is, however, indispensable for plants,...
Weed Management in Era of Glyphosate Resistance
The development of glyphosate-resistant crops is one of the most important weed management innovations in the history of agriculture....
Iowa Farm Outlook - Looking Into 2013
With the 2012 production season behind us, attention is starting to turn toward 2013. ...
Study: Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the US
Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United States....
Nitrogen Management in Corn Appears To Be Improving
Nitrogen is a critical input in agriculture, enhancing the ability of farmers to profitably produce high yields. ...
Nitrogen Management on US Corn Acres
Nitrogen is a critical input in agriculture, enabling farmers to produce high crop yields profitably....
Sustainable Land-use Concept for South America
In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische...
FAO: World Cereal Production Forecast to Fall by 2.7 Per Cent
Global cereal supply and demand balance is forecast to tighten considerably in 2012/13, due mainly to declines in wheat and maize production,...
Food Production Creates 29 Per Cent of GHG Emissions
Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to analysis by the CGIAR...
Legume Trees Can Fertilize Maize Fields, Generate Higher Yields
Inserting rows of "fertilizer trees" into maize fields, known as agroforestry, can help farmers across sub-Saharan Africa cope with...
Biogas Trials Fuel Maize Growing Interest
Official figures of on-farm energy crop anaerobic digesters are currently underestimating the biofuel generating potential by at least...
The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard?
The increase in corn used for ethanol has been a major driver of crop prices in the New Era that began in the fall of 2006. In the...
Mystery of Nematode Pest-resistant Soybeans Cracked by Scientists
For 50 years, the world's soybean crop has depended on the use of cyst nematode resistant varieties of beans, but no one knew how these...
The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate, RIN Values
The RFS2 biofuel mandates include four biofuel classifications, defined by the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions credited for...
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