Researchers uncover natural disease resistance in chickpeas as a harmful pathogen develops resistance to fungicide.Read more
An animal scientist studying relationships between insulin and milk production in dairy cows has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.Read more
A pioneering study of U.S nitrogen use in agriculture has identified 20 places across the country where farmers, government, and citizens should target nitrogen reduction efforts.
The 20 nitrogen “hotspots of opportunity”–which appear on a striking map–represent a whopping 63% of the total surplus nitrogen balance in U.S. croplands, but only 24% of U.S. cropland area.
Nitrogen inputs are so high in these areas that farmers can most likely reduce nitrogen use without hurting crop yields.Read more
New collection of resources will help yam breeders and farmersRead more
A $2.65 million gift to support Cornell University and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation.Read more
Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, analyzes key issues facing New York state farmers this year.Read more
A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely lowering the fish catch, according to a Rutgers-led study. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, shows that turning to the oceans for food if land-based farming fails after a nuclear war is unlikely to be a successful strategy – at least in the equatorial Pacific.Read more
New dry beans from UC Davis combine desirable qualities for both farmers and consumersRead more
Differences in nitrogen loss intensity between livestock and crops confirm the need for change.Read more
Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava, an international partnership led by Cornell University, have been approved for release in Nigeria.Read more
This drought and heat tolerant crop can provide nutrition, even when grown in harsh environments.Read more
Research shows nitrogen efficiency and productivity not a tradeoffRead more