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Alfalfa and potassium: It's complicated
Expect a tradeoff between alfalfa yield and quality when fertilizing with potassium. (2019-10-16)
Rice blast fungus discovery will drive crop innovation
A secret weapon used by the killer rice blast fungus to infect host plants has been discovered in new research. (2019-10-16)
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers release a new genome sequence of the date palm
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (NYUAD CGSB) and the UAEU Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (KCGEB), working with other institutions, have developed an improved assembly of the genome for the date palm using long-read sequencing technology. (2019-10-15)
Artificial intelligence and farmer knowledge boost smallholder maize yields
To better deal with climate stress, farmers in Colombia's maize-growing region of Córdoba needed information services that would help them decide what varieties to plant, when they should sow and how they should manage their crops. (2019-10-15)
Family of crop viruses revealed at high resolution for the first time
For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. (2019-10-11)
How preprocessing methods affect the conversion efficiency of biomass energy production
Research on energy production from biomass usually focuses on the amount of energy generated. (2019-10-11)
Global model reveals a future without nature's crucial contributions to humanity
A new model that captures nature's contributions to human wellbeing and compares them to peoples' future needs shows that, within the next thirty years, as many five billion people could face water and food insecurity -- particularly in Africa and South Asia. (2019-10-10)
Mapping white clover heritage
Pedigree analysis will help breeders develop clover varieties with desired traits. (2019-10-09)
No soil left behind: How a cost-effective technology can enrich poor fields
Many farmers across sub-Saharan Africa try to coax crops out of sandy soils that are not ideal for holding water and nutrients. (2019-10-09)
Identifying a cyanobacterial gene family that helps control photosynthesis
A new Michigan State University study has identified a family of genes in cyanobacteria that help control carbon dioxide fixation. (2019-10-08)
Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profit
In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it's curious that U.S. processing sweet corn - the corn that ends up in cans and freezer bags - is falling so far below its potential. (2019-10-08)
The benefits of updating agricultural drainage infrastructure
The massive underground infrastructure that allows farmers to cultivate crops on much of the world's most productive land has outlived its design life and should be updated, according to a new study. (2019-10-07)
Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn
By exposing a genetically diverse group of corn plants in the field to future ozone levels, researchers discovered hidden vulnerabilities. (2019-10-01)
Biologists track the invasion of herbicide-resistant weeds into southwestern Ontario
A team led by biologists from the University of Toronto have identified the ways in which herbicide-resistant strains of the invasive common waterhemp weed have emerged in fields of soy and corn in southwestern Ontario. (2019-09-30)
Turning up the heat for weed control
Research determines optimal heat conditions for weed seed control in Louisiana sugarcane fields (2019-09-25)
Scientists find ways to improve cassava, a 'crop of inequality' featured at Goalkeepers
Today, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of emerging leaders focused on fighting global inequality came together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's third annual Goalkeepers event in New York City. (2019-09-25)
New research reveals soil microbes play a key role in plant disease resistance
Scientists have discovered that soil microbes can make plants more resistant to an aggressive disease -- opening new possibilities for sustainable food production. (2019-09-25)
New AI app predicts climate change stress for farmers in Africa
A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for free in a smartphone app can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers in Africa and may help them protect their staple crops -- such as maize, cassava and beans -- in the face of climate warming, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-09-23)
The next agricultural revolution is here
By using modern gene-editing technologies to learn key insights about past agricultural revolutions, two plant scientists are suggesting that the next agricultural revolution could be at hand. (2019-09-19)
Sesame yields stable in drought conditions
Research shows adding sesame to cotton-sorghum crop rotations is possible in west Texas (2019-09-18)
Reduce, reuse, recycle: The future of phosphorus
Societies celebrate the discovery of this important element in 1669. (2019-09-16)
Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield
The crop has many uses as plant-based food and fiber. (2019-09-11)
Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans
ETH researchers are involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world. (2019-09-11)
How can we feed the world without overwhelming the planet?
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. (2019-09-11)
Corn one step closer to bacterial leaf streak resistance
Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but Tiffany Jamann says it's a major problem in the Western Corn Belt. (2019-09-11)
Scientists alleviate environmental concerns about BCA usage on powdery mildews
This research revealed that mycoparasites can live up to 21-days on mildew-free host plant surfaces, where they can attack powdery mildew structures as soon as they appear. (2019-09-09)
Earliest spread of millet agriculture outside China linked to herding livestock
5000 years before the modern rise of millet as a popular grain, this Chinese crop was spread far and wide by ancient food aficionados, not for their plates but instead for their animals, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by Kiel University (Germany) and Washington University in St. (2019-09-06)
Study offers new insights on impacts of crop trading in China
Feeding the world's growing population is one of the great challenges of the 21st century, particularly in China, which has nearly a quarter of the world's population but a fraction of the cropland. (2019-09-05)
Impact of climate change on global banana yields revealed
Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world's most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed. (2019-09-02)
Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in pollinator-dependent crops
A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California. (2019-08-30)
Getting to the root of how plants tolerate too much iron
Salk scientists have found a major genetic regulator of iron tolerance, a gene called GSNOR. (2019-08-29)
New DNA sequencer method achieves early-stage and broad-range detection of wheat diseases
As wheat is one of the world's most important crops, a group of Australia-based scientists wanted to develop a new method for analyzing pathogen DNA in wheat leaf samples. (2019-08-28)
More rain yet less water expected for up to 250 million people along the Nile
An increase in the frequency of hot and dry years could impact the water and food supplies for hundreds of millions of people in the Upper Nile region toward the end of the century. (2019-08-28)
The positives of climate change? WVU research shows agricultural, economic possibilities
Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, found that, between 1900 and 2016, maximum temperatures in West Virginia trended downward, average minimum temperatures ascended and annual precipitation increased. (2019-08-27)
Wild ground-nesting bees might be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered hoary squash bees are being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil. (2019-08-26)
Hi-tech bacteria gene tool could prove productive, study finds
Bacteria could be used to produce large quantities of medicines and fuels using a new gene programming technique, research suggests. (2019-08-26)
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. (2019-08-22)
Scientists successfully innoculate, grow crops in salt-damaged soil
A group of researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world. (2019-08-22)
Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species
Set-aside patches of high-quality forest on palm oil plantations may help protect species like orangutans, as well as various species of insects, birds and bats -- many of which are threatened with extinction in areas of Indonesia and Malaysia, where 85% of the world's palm oil is produced. (2019-08-20)
Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?
Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol. (2019-08-16)
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