A new analysis from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has identified the top factors accounting for yield variability in processing sweet corn (used for canned and frozen products), including one within the control of processors.
Increasing genetic diversity protects against total crop failure
New dry beans from UC Davis combine desirable qualities for both farmers and consumers
Each corn harvest leaves behind leaves, husks and cobs. Research shows cattle can take advantage of this food resource without damaging field productivity.
Using integrated pest management to decide if pesticide is warranted
Applying zinc to the leaves of bread wheat can increase wheat grain zinc concentrations and improve its nutritional content.
Using technology is essential for predicting tuber crop yields in drought-heavy regions
Soybean yields decreased when planted after cereal rye
Study investigates effects of irrigation management on yield and profit