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Evolutionary biologists track U.S. invasion of herbicide-resistant weeds

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Evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto are part of a research team that has identified how herbicide-resistant…
Scientists find recipe for greener garden waste disposal

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Scientists have developed a recipe that addresses a growing need for sustainable disposal of urban garden waste in…
Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

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The occurrence of resistance in bacteria from food-producing animals raised in Denmark and Danish meat in 2018 is…
Ambitious strategies to combat pests and disease in organic agriculture

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Fruit and vegetable growers who adopt organic agriculture practices forgo some of the commonly used tools conventional farmers…
Microsatellite data can help double impact of agricultural interventions

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Data from microsatellites can be used to detect and double the impact of sustainable interventions in agriculture at…
Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn

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Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct…
Agronomists detail the benefits of updating agricultural drainage infrastructure in new study

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Massive networks of drains, pipes and tiles that enable food production on much of the world’s most productive…
Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science based on Raspberry Pi

October 4, 2019

Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This…
Corn and soybean grow alongside one another in a field. Corn and soybean crop rotation provides benefits for farmers but also could reduce soil organic matter, according to new research from ISU scientists. Image credit: Steven Hall.
Corn and soybean rotation could pose long-term tradeoffs for soil health

October 3, 2019

Rotating corn and soybeans, a widely used practice among Midwest farmers, potentially could contribute to long-term declines in…
Helping tobacco plants save water

October 2, 2019

Eleni Stavrinidou and her research group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have used bioelectronics to…
What Will It Take To Feed A Million People On Mars?

October 2, 2019

In 2017, Elon Musk laid out his grand sweeping plans for the future of SpaceX, the company that…
Researchers Discover How a Protein Connecting Calcium and Plant Hormone Regulates Plant Growth

September 27, 2019

Plant growth is strongly shaped by environmental conditions like light, humidity, drought and salinity, among other factors. But…
Want to keep a cow happy? AI, robotics could hold the answer

September 26, 2019

A robotic pill that could give farmers an inside view of the health of each cow by moving…
Dry run for cropping systems

September 25, 2019

The heatwave of 2018 was yet another warning to both farmers and the public on the effects of…
With pitchfork and drone

September 25, 2019

At the Research Station for Plant Sciences in Lindau, postdoctoral researcher Helge Aasen is piloting a large, black…
Biologists Untangle Growth and Defense in Maize, Define Key Antibiotic Pathways

September 24, 2019

In order to meet the demands of growing human populations, agricultural production must double within the next 30…
Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 24, 2019

A six-year-long, nationwide research project has concluded with solutions to help the dairy industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Grains in the rain

September 23, 2019

Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that…
The next agricultural revolution is here

September 20, 2019

As a growing population and climate change threaten food security, researchers around the world are working to overcome…
New Tool Improves Beekeepers’ Overwintering Odds and Bottom Line

September 19, 2019

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered…
Disease-Resistant Weed May Help Re-domesticate Quinoa in New England

September 17, 2019

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a native relative of…
Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

September 16, 2019

As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season’s last vegetables to let some plants go…
A new way to measure the path of water

September 16, 2019

When a chemical spills, it’s important to know how quickly the spill will spread. When irrigating a crop,…
Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

September 13, 2019

Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot,…
Innovative Sustainable Soil Remediation Methods

September 12, 2019

This Challenge is seeking new sustainable soil remediation methods to decontaminate soil of organic pollutants with a fast…
An agricultural mystery: FSU researchers work to understand bacteria killing citrus trees

September 12, 2019

A team of biologists has put on their detective hats to investigate the complicated bacterium behind citrus greening,…
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows

September 11, 2019

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making…
Researchers develop a non-invasive test for smoke contamination in vineyards

August 30, 2019

Researchers from the universities of Melbourne and Adelaide have trialled a non-invasive model for detecting smoke contamination in…
Maturity becomes a concern as harvest approaches

August 30, 2019

Planting delays in Iowa last spring could prevent a significant portion of this year’s corn crop from maturing…
Researchers Assemble Genomic “Jigsaw” of Cow Gut Microbes

August 30, 2019

Using high-tech tools, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators have taken a deep dive into the…
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