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Irrigation alleviates hot extremes

2 days ago

Researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities found evidence that expanding irrigation has dampened anthropogenic warming during hot…
Scientists Bolt Down the Defenses Against Ambrosia Beetles

4 days ago

Exotic ambrosia beetles are costly pests of ornamental and fruit trees nationwide—from front-yard plantings of Japanese maple and…
Researchers trace evolution of the domesticated tomato

5 days ago

In a new paper, a team of evolutionary biologists and geneticists led by Ana Caicedo and Hamid Razifard…
Scientists learn how to increase corn crop yields

January 9, 2020

NSF-funded scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are figuring out how to pack more kernels onto a corn cob. One way…
A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space

December 27, 2019

Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a…
Digging into diets

December 26, 2019

New research from anthropologists at McMaster and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), is shedding light on ancient…
Shifting the balance of growth vs. defense boosts crop yield

December 20, 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists are figuring out how to pack more kernels onto a corn cob.…
Grain traits traced to ‘dark matter’ of rice genome

December 19, 2019

Domesticated rice has fatter seed grains with higher starch content than its wild rice relatives — the result…
Study shows integrated organic crop and livestock production systems can conform to food safety standards

December 18, 2019

Experiments involving the integration of cattle into crop rotations in organic food production showed such systems performed well…
Researchers Fortify Queen of the Forages with Disease Defense

December 15, 2019

Alfalfa is often called the “Queen of the Forages” due to its high yield, feed quality for ruminant…
New way to identify disease-resistant genes in chocolate-producing trees

December 13, 2019

Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant…
Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

December 13, 2019

Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global…
Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication

December 11, 2019

A new study that examines the genetics behind the bitter taste of some sorghum plants and one of…
Researchers identify successful biological control for destructive fruit fly

December 11, 2019

A parasitic wasp has shown tremendous potential attacking and controlling spotted wing drosophila – an invasive, destructive fruit…
A New ARS Strawberry is a ‘Keepsake’

December 10, 2019

A new strawberry cultivar, Keepsake, was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ‘Keepsake’ is a midseason,…
How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?

December 9, 2019

Scientists are homing in on what a healthy human microbiome looks like, mapping the normal bacteria that live…
Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice, study shows

December 5, 2019

People around the world consume rice in their daily diets. But in addition to its nutrient and caloric…
Plant biodiversity struggles to return in wake of agricultural abandonment

December 3, 2019

Decades after farmland is abandoned, plant biodiversity and productivity struggle to recover, according to new University of Minnesota research. NSF-funded researchers…
Genomic gymnastics help sorghum plant survive drought

December 3, 2019

Scorching temperatures and parched earth are no match for the sorghum plant — this cereal crop, native to…
Scientists are trying to use viruses against an aggressive plant bacterial disease

December 3, 2019

The very word “virus” is enough to get you a little worried. However, these microorganisms are often harmless…
Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight

November 28, 2019

A national U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey, published recently in Plant Disease, provides the first large-scale, systematic insight…
Adventive Aphid and Natural Enemy Found in Mississippi

November 28, 2019

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues have discovered, for the first time, an adventive—meaning it just…
Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

November 27, 2019

Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it…
ARS Finds Added Value in Seeds that Restore Damaged Habitats

November 20, 2019

A national collection of plant seeds, now used to restore degraded habitats, could also be tapped for other…
A century later, plant biodiversity struggles in wake of agricultural abandonment

November 20, 2019

Decades after farmland was abandoned, plant biodiversity and productivity struggle to recover, according to the new University of…
Researchers clear the path for ‘designer’ plants

November 19, 2019

New targets for gene editing could lead to more resilient crops. A team of researchers at the University…
Bio-pheromones successfully tested in field trials

November 18, 2019

The EU-funded OLEFINE project has now proven the efficacy of non-toxic, non-chemical bio-based pheromones both in the laboratory…
Vitamin D-rich meat from pigs raised indoors under UVB lamps

November 13, 2019

Meat from pigs, who receive a daily dose of UVB light during the month prior to slaughter, contains…
Origin of deadly wheat pathogen revealed

November 11, 2019

Stem rust is a devastating wheat disease that has caused famines and undermined economies around the world for…
Cereal killer’s deadly touch could lead to new wheat threat

November 8, 2019

Scientists have uncovered the origins of the world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease which threatens global food…
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