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Research brief: Climate change is already affecting global food production -- unequally
UMN researchers found that climate change is affecting different areas of global food production differently. (2019-05-31)
'Right' cover-crop mix good for both Chesapeake and bottom lines
Planting and growing a strategic mix of cover crops not only reduces the loss of nitrogen from farm fields, protecting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, but the practice also contributes nitrogen to subsequent cash crops, improving yields, according to researchers. (2019-04-29)
NTU scientists discover sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops
NTU Singapore scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions. (2019-04-20)
Omega-3 fatty acids tied to fewer childhood asthma symptoms
A six-month study of children from Baltimore City by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has added to evidence that having more omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in fewer asthma symptoms triggered by indoor air pollution. (2019-03-29)
KIT expert comments on current topic: Trade war imperils Amazon rainforest
Last year, the United States of America imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on goods imported from China. (2019-03-28)
Illinois study identifies a key to soybean cyst nematode growth
The soybean cyst nematode, one of the crop's most destructive pests, isn't like most of its wormy relatives. (2019-03-28)
Study in mice examines impact of reused cooking oil on breast cancer progression
New study in mice by University of Illinois researchers finds that the compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells' growth and proliferation. (2019-03-21)
THOR wrangles complex microbiomes into a model for improving them
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin developed a community they named THOR, three species of bacteria isolated from soybean roots and grown together. (2019-03-08)
Inexpensive supplement for women increases infant birth size
For women in resource-poor settings, taking a certain daily nutritional supplement before conception or in early pregnancy may provide enough of a boost to improve growth of the fetus, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-02-11)
Keeping SDGs from being a zero-sum game
Even as the world gets on the same sustainability page courtesy of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those very goals can result in significant tradeoffs. (2019-02-11)
Recent study documents damage to rice crops by three fall-applied residual herbicides
Fall-applied residual herbicides are a commonly used control for glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass -- one of the most troublesome weeds in Mid-South row crops. (2018-11-15)
'Scaring' soybeans into defensive mode yields better plants a generation later
By temporarily silencing the expression of a critical gene, researchers fooled soybean plants into sensing they were under siege, encountering a wide range of stresses. (2018-11-13)
The nocturnal pollinators: Scientists reveal the secret life of moths
A new study suggests moths have an important but overlooked ecological role -- dispensing pollen over large distances under the cover of darkness. (2018-09-18)
Researchers confirm glyphosate resistance in junglerice
There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. (2018-09-18)
Soy natural: Genetic resistance against aphids
Each year, soybean aphids cause billions of dollars in crop losses. (2018-08-29)
Food insecurity leads to higher mortality risk, a new study finds
A wide array of negative health outcomes have been associated with food insecurity including diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease. (2018-08-27)
Nematode can rebuild muscle and neurons after complete degradation
What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? (2018-08-16)
A new released Chinese soybean genome facilitates soybean elite cultivar improvement
Soybean was domesticated in China and has become one of the most important oilseed crops. (2018-08-02)
Natural habitat can help farmers control pests, but not always a win-win
Natural habitat surrounding farm fields is not always an effective pest-control tool for farmers worldwide, according to analysis of the largest pest-control database of its kind. (2018-07-30)
Neonics are being ingested by free-ranging animals, U of G study finds
University of Guelph researchers found residues of the insecticides in the livers of wild turkeys, providing evidence that this common agrochemical is being ingested by free-ranging animals. (2018-06-20)
Pigs digest fiber efficiently even at high inclusion rates, study finds
The use of high-fiber feed ingredients in swine diets is on the rise due to their wide availability and relatively low cost. (2018-05-30)
Long-term study shows crop rotation decreases greenhouse gas emissions
Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there's another reason to rotate. (2018-05-23)
Importing food damages domestic environment
Trees falling as fragile forests become cropland is a visual shorthand for the environmental costs exporting countries pay to meet lucrative global demands for food. (2018-05-07)
Tennessee scientist works to increase crops' water saving potential
Studies at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture are identifying plant physiological traits that could minimize the effect of drought in row crops. (2018-04-18)
The 'bread basket' of the tropics? Study explores tropical grain production
Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois wanted to learn more about the productivity of grain production in the tropics. (2018-04-17)
Nasal mist vaccine suppresses peanut allergy in mice
A new research study publishedin the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and supported by FARE reports that a vaccine delivered as an ultrafine nasal spray was found to limit or prevent peanut allergy symptoms in mice. (2018-04-11)
Synchrotron science could give soybeans a boost
Scientists at the University of Liverpool, together with Japanese colleagues, have gained new insight into how soil bacteria sense and adapt to the levels of oxygen in their environment. (2018-04-11)
Hybrid swarm in global mega-pest
Scientists have confirmed the hybridization of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest. (2018-04-05)
Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data
Corn and soybean fields look similar from space -- at least they used to. (2018-04-04)
Australian vine can boost soybean yield, study says
Growing in its native Australia, the unobtrusive perennial vine Glycine tomentella could easily be overlooked. (2018-04-03)
Anti-viral components in soybean meal may promote growth and health in pigs
Swine diets are carefully formulated to provide the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. (2018-03-29)
Ragweed casts shade on soy production
Ragweed, its pollen potent to allergy sufferers, might be more than a source of sneezes. (2018-03-28)
Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to herbicide ingredient
The first birth cohort study of its kind has found more than 90 percent of a group of pregnant women in Central Indiana had detectable levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most heavily used herbicide worldwide. (2018-03-22)
Fixing soybean's need for nitrogen
To make protein, soybean plants need a lot of nitrogen.Beneficial bacteria in root nodules typically assist. (2018-03-21)
Early-killed rye shows promise in edamame
With the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds in most grain and vegetable crops, farmers are looking for alternatives to herbicides to control weeds. (2018-03-08)
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light
Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. (2018-02-27)
Cover crops in nitrogen's circle of life
A circle of life-and nitrogen-is playing out in farms across the United States. (2018-02-14)
Tiny membrane key to safe drinking water
Using their own specially designed form of graphene, 'Graphair', CSIRO scientists have supercharged water purification, making it simpler, more effective and quicker. (2018-02-14)
Copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves performance and health
Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that including copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves growth performance and reduces diarrhea. (2018-01-29)
Juggling bills may be key at-risk indicator for food insecurity
Pawning family valuables or paying one bill while letting another bill slide may be warning signs that someone is at risk for being food insecure. (2017-12-18)
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