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Mother Plants Teach Seeds About Seasons; Give Them a Thicker Coat
New research by Dr Steve Penfield from the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory...
Simplifying the Process to Purify Water Using Seed Extracts
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing...
Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn
The foundation for strong, healthy corn plants is proper nutrition. ...
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...
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...
Focus this Spring on Short-Term Fertility, Quick Start
Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make...
Rice: A Staple Food for More than Half of World’s Population
Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important cereal grains in the world today and serves as a staple food source for more than...
Discovery of the Tsetse Fly Genome Makes African Farmers Hopeful
AFRICA - Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly hematophagous, giving hope that the discovery will help in future...
Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late State to Planting
As of Sunday April 20, no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio. Although weather forecasts call for some warmer than...
Pioneer: Yield-Limiting Factors in Continuous Corn Production
Numerous studies have documented yield reductions when corn follows corn rather than soybeans, even when all yield-limiting factors...
Crop Water Use in Limited-Irrigation Environments
The goal in High Plains agriculture is to use water most effectively in production systems to generate crop yield. ...
Row Spacing in Soybeans
The combination of optimum genetics and good agronomic practices along with favorable environmental conditions are required to help...
Corn Seeding Rates, Variable-rate Seeding
The current demand for corn has generated a great deal of discussion this past winter of corn yields exceeding 300 bushels per acre,...
Crop Insights: Row Width in Corn Grain Production
Optimum row width has long been a topic of interest among corn producers. ...
Sorghum Genetic Resources: How Is Diversity Organized?
In order to manage and use large genetic resource collections effectively, it is vital to determine the genetic and morphological characteristics...
 
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