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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....
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....
Predators Delay Pest Resistance to Bt Crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure...
Entomologists Update Definitions for Resistance in Biotech Crops, Pesticides
Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190...
Gene Study Aimed at Enhanced Cotton Fiber Breeding, Toolkits
A new study by Texas A&M University cotton researchers and breeders will take advantage of new high-throughput sequencing technology...
Do Farm Programs Encourage or Discourage Reacting to Drought Risk?
During the summer of 2012, almost 80 percent of U.S. agricultural land suffered drought. In terms of severity and geographic extent,...
Nematodes Encapsulated to Better Battle Corn Pests
Each spring, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) awakens from its winter slumber to wreak havoc on corn crops across the...
Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops not Silver Bullets, Scientists Warn
A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive...
Food Expert: Genetically Modified Crops Are Overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and...
US Farm Lending Soars at Commercial Banks
Farm lending at commercial banks accelerated in the fourth quarter after solid gains in previous months. According to a November survey...
Cotton and Hydropower in Central Asia: How Resource Competition Affects Trade
As growing populations demand more electric power and the need for low emission energy sources intensifies, interest has risen in...
Characteristics, Production Costs of US Cotton Farms
Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) data for 2007 highlight the production practices and costs related to the cotton enterprise,...
Generating Whitefly-Resistant Cotton Plants
The John Innes Centre (JIC) announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda...
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....
 
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