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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...
Growing Camelina and Safflower in the Pacific Northwest
A recent study published in Agronomy Journal provides information important to farmers growing oilseed crops. In the study, camelina...
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...
Plant Growth Hormones Measured to Prepare for Climate Change
Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. ...
Control of the Global Banana Trade Is Changing
Despite the continued importance of multinational companies in the global trade of bananas, their involvement in banana production...
Dissecting a Potato Pathogen’s Hiding Place
Researchers are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of managing zebra chip disease and the insect that can...
Corn Dwarfed by Temperature Dip Suitable for Growing in Caves, Mines
Lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn without affecting its seed yield, a Purdue study shows, a technique...
Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors
Inexpensive wireless sensors with 99 per cent accuracy expected to have applications fighting insect-borne dieseases, such as malaria,...
Fire, Drought May Push Amazonian Forests Beyond Tipping Point
Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires. ...
Significant Baseline Levels of Arsenic Found in Ohio Soils are Due to Natural Processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a study published...
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