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Researchers Learning More About Herbicide Defense ‘Switch’ in Cereals
For decades, herbicide safeners have been used as a defense mechanism against stress caused by herbicides in cereal crops such as maize, rice, grain sorghum, and wheat. ...
A Honey Bee Hive Tells All
Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies in pollen DNA. ...
Rescuing Farmland After a Flood
When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures....
Septoria Pathogen “Hijacks” Wheat Crop Defences
Wheat represents one of the most important food crops worldwide and its yields are continuously under threat from plant diseases often caused by pathogenic fungi....
GMOs with Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms, have been added....
Can Returning Crops to Their Wild States Help Feed the World?
To feed the world's growing population expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 we will have to find ways to produce more food on less farmland, without causing additional harm to the remaining natural habitat....

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