Genomics research helps develop high-yielding, drought tolerant lines of chickpea
Chicken manure, known as poultry litter, is an age-old fertilizer. New research shows it can improve soils and increase crop yield, a boon for farmers.
Twenty-year process involved evaluating malting barley germplasm strains, breeding efforts
Scientists uncover genetic traits to breed better barley for northern environments
Crop Science Society of America to hold Seed Week celebration
Steinacher recognized for his leadership and commitment helping farmers achieve sustainability.
The popular stevia sweetener comes from a tropical crop. New research is helping find the varieties that can grow in colder climates.
New collection of resources will help yam breeders and farmers
Protecting plants helps the United Nations meet many of its sustainable development goals
Research uses plant breeding and biotechnology to remove proteins associated with food allergies.
A new Cornell University study found that harmful mutations in sorghum landraces – early domesticated crops – decreased compared to their wild relatives through the course of domestication and breeding.
New dry beans from UC Davis combine desirable qualities for both farmers and consumers
Differences in nitrogen loss intensity between livestock and crops confirm the need for change.
Programs could disappear as they see reduced budgets, staffing
Each corn harvest leaves behind leaves, husks and cobs. Research shows cattle can take advantage of this food resource without damaging field productivity.
This drought and heat tolerant crop can provide nutrition, even when grown in harsh environments.
Older crops like Madsen wheat have lasting legacy
Research shows nitrogen efficiency and productivity not a tradeoff
Growing crops in stony soils can be challenging, but feasible
Food allergies cost billions of dollars and cause enormous suffering for people. Researchers are trying to remove the source of food allergies altogether — troublesome proteins made by our favorite crops.
Plant breeding advances will help farmers growing oil palm, an important oilseed crop
As society grapples with deep concerns over racial inequities and other social justice issues, members of the Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF) have embarked on a mission to foster change from within.
The 4 R’s Advances in Primary Research of Nutrient Stewardship
Research shows willow trees may pair well with grass crops in alley cropping systems
Artificial intelligence and simulation models use agricultural data for crop improvement
While development of perennial Kernza wheat is successful, other crops may not be adaptable
Coconuts are one of the most useful agronomic crops in the world
Symposium will highlight the development of cutting-edge strategies to enable precision breeding of the next generation of high-yielding and stress-resilient crops.
Theme of the all-virtual meeting is Translating Visionary Science to Practice
Study finds switching up autumn-winter crop improves soils, pocketbooks
“wild and weedy” kin often have desirable traits valuable for today’s breeders
Decreasing access to funding, technology, and knowledge in U.S. plant breeding programs could negatively impact our future food security.
If plant diseases are not managed properly, our breakfast tables could be vastly different
New slow-darkening pinto bean varieties show benefits for farmers and consumers
New research shows enormous potential for developing improved short-duration rice varieties
Using integrated pest management to decide if pesticide is warranted
Using technology is essential for predicting tuber crop yields in drought-heavy regions
New findings share how prescribed fire and no-till management impact soil microbes
Soybean yields decreased when planted after cereal rye
Research identifies tepary bean and guar as potential summer forages
Researchers develop new annual ryegrass for earlier fall planting in the southeastern U.S.
Using technology makes the best out of every drop
Managing Harvests of ‘Russell’ and ‘Tifton 44’ Bermudagrass Receiving Broiler Litter for Phosphorus Removal and Nutritive Value
Saltwater intrusion means farmers must adapt their management practices.
With a little training, farmers and scientists can use drones to grow food more efficiently
Soil gets more than just “cover” from cover crops.
Study investigates plant behavior when exposed to higher carbon dioxide levels.
Technology lends a hand during tedious seed counting process
Soil scientists from Cornell and Rice Universities have dug around and found that although adding carbon organic matter to agricultural fields is usually advantageous, it may muddle the beneficial underground communication between legume plants and microorganisms.
What do nutrients do for plants?