Crop wild relatives of beans topic of blog, celebrated yearly by crop society
Researchers at the Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative have established a five-year, $6.2 million collaboration with Dr. Nadia Shakoor and her team at the Danforth Center to identify and develop sorghum plants that can better capture and store atmospheric carbon.
U.S. soybean breeding programs have slowed as current varieties are too closely related
Twenty-year process involved evaluating malting barley germplasm strains, breeding efforts
Scientists uncover genetic traits to breed better barley for northern environments
The popular stevia sweetener comes from a tropical crop. New research is helping find the varieties that can grow in colder climates.
Researchers uncover natural disease resistance in chickpeas as a harmful pathogen develops resistance to fungicide.
In Nature, a multi-institutional team including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers has produced a high-quality reference sequence of the complex switchgrass genome. Building off this work, bioenergy researchers are exploring targeted genome editing techniques to customize the crop.
Research uses plant breeding and biotechnology to remove proteins associated with food allergies.
Genetic tests help search and manage USDA’s rice genetic repository
New slow-darkening pinto bean varieties show benefits for farmers and consumers
New research shows enormous potential for developing improved short-duration rice varieties
A new analysis of difficult-to-access genetic variation is the most comprehensive ever conducted in plants. It could guide the improvement of tomatoes and other crops.
Researchers develop new annual ryegrass for earlier fall planting in the southeastern U.S.
Scientists protect American wheat from aphids – using resistant varieties from Iran
The University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center is in the heart of the tropical and subtropical fruit and vegetable industries, and the ornamental plant industry. For 90 years it has served as an agricultural research unit of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). On December 4, an open house invites community and media to engage with the science.
Disease resistance, flavor and more come from tiny tubers
When researchers who were 20 and 21 visited a variety of shops in a city on the verge of implementing a law prohibiting sales to people younger than 21, more than 60 percent of cashiers didn’t ask them for identification,…