Scientists Develop Climate-Ready Wheat That Can Survive Drought Conditions

Wheat plants engineered to have fewer microscopic pores – called stomata – on their leaves are better able to survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown, according...

Speeding Breeding and Other Ways of Feeding 10 Billion People

Improvements to make crops more nutritious, disease-resistant and climate-smart are essential to feed a burgeoning world population. While a host of fascinating innovations are...

Angenendt Retires from Deutsche Saatveredelung AG

After more than 40 years of working at Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV), the company has now bid farewell to Johannes Peter Angenendt – Executive Board Member and...

Letting Off Steam at Night

Plant scientists have been awarded funding to find out why wheat loses water during the night and develop new ways for growers to identify and develop plants...

New Interdisciplinary Research Focuses on Crop Resilience

Research suggests that microbes in the soil, roots and leaves have important impacts on plant health and productivity. Now, new interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University...
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CABI to Analyze the Impacts of Crop Pests and Diseases Which Threaten Global Food...

CABI has received a $200,000 grant from the Grand Challenges program, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to begin an ambitious undertaking to capture...

Research Decodes Plant Defense System, With an Eye on Improving Farming and Medicine

University of Maryland Baltimore County's (UMBC) Hua Lu, professor of biological sciences, and colleagues have found new genetic links between a plant's circadian rhythm (essentially, an internal...

K-State Builds Facility to Test Effect of High Nighttime Temperatures on Wheat

Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University (K-State)...

BTI Researchers Discover Interactions Between Plant and Insect-Infecting Viruses

Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year. Researchers in Michelle Heck’s lab at the USDA...

New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques....

Clemson Scientists Designing Robots to Fill Agricultural Labor Gap

The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries.

Scientists Stack Algorithms to Improve Predictions of Yield-Boosting Crop Traits

Hyperspectral data comprises the full light spectrum; this dataset of continuous spectral information has many applications from understanding the health of the Great Barrier Reef to picking...

Images from Space Could Help Farmers Grow Better Wheat Varieties

A team of researchers at Washington State University is putting satellites and drones to work in the hunt for better wheat varieties to help feed a growing...

New Mutations for Herbicide Resistance Rarer Than Expected, Study Finds

After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant. Though preliminary, the findings...

AgriLife Research Looks at Gene Expressions in Sugarcane Aphid-Resistant Sorghum

Gene expression in sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum varieties at times when they are most prevalent in the Texas Panhandle were the focus of a recent Texas A&M AgriLife...
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How Corn’s Ancient Ancestor Swipes Left on Crossbreeding

Determining how one species becomes distinct from another has been a subject of fascination dating back to Charles Darwin. New research led by Carnegie's Matthew Evans and...

Texas A&M AgriLife Unveils Plans For A Robotic Greenhouse Facility

Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the...

Genetic Discovery May Improve Corn Quality and Yields

Researchers may be able to improve corn yields and nutritional value after discovering genetic regulators that synthesize starch and protein in the widely eaten grain, according to...

Toward Zero Hunger: More Food or a Smarter Food System?

When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system.

Wageningen University Professor Luisa Trindade Wants to Make Jeans from Tomatoes

The recently appointed professor with a personal chair Luisa Trindade breeds crops for the biobased economy. Following her motto "No Waste," she aims at using the entire...