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    Future Rice Could Reduce Reliance on Water Intensive Paddy Fields

    Rothamsted is to lead a consortium awarded a total of £600K to develop new rice varieties that can be grown with less water than conventional puddled transplanted...

    Kansas State University Partners with New Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

    Kansas State University is a partner on an international team that includes U.S. universities and national institutes in a new global crop improvement research program to advance...

    Genetics to Feed the World

    Wheat provides 20% of the total calories and protein content for the world's population and is a staple for more than 2.5 billion people around the world....

    UC Riverside Helps Secure the Future of Food

    If you're eating fruits, nuts, grains or vegetables in a few years, you'll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. The university has created a...

    Montana Researcher Works to Transform Plant Material into Useful Products

    In David Hodge's lab at Montana State University (MSU), one can find fragments of olive pits, tubes filled with chipped-up poplar wood and bales of corn stover,...

    Agronomists Detail the Benefits of Updating Agricultural Drainage Infrastructure in New Study

    Massive networks of drains, pipes and tiles that enable food production on much of the world’s most productive cropland are due for expansion and replacement to meet...
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    Corn and Soybean Rotation Could Pose Long-Term Tradeoffs for Soil Health

    Rotating corn and soybeans, a widely used practice among Midwest farmers, potentially could contribute to long-term declines in soil organic matter, according to new research from an...

    Complete Genome of Devastating Soybean Pathogen Assembled

    An international research collaboration has successfully assembled the complete genome sequence of the pathogen that causes the devastating disease Asian soybean rust. The research...

    Climate Change Could Cause Drought in Wheat-Growing Areas

    In a new study, researchers from the University of Arkansas found that unless steps are taken to mitigate climate change, up to 60% of current wheat-growing areas...

    Discovery of Sorghum Gene that Controls Bird Feeding Could Help Protect Crops

    A single gene in sorghum controls bird feeding behavior by simultaneously regulating the production of bad-tasting molecules and attractive volatiles, according to a study publishing September 23...

    Large-scale Genomics Will Improve the Yield, Climate-Resilience and Quality of Bread Wheat

    Using the full wheat genome map published in 2018, combined with data from field testing of wheat breeding lines in multiple countries, an international team of scientists...

    The Next Agricultural Revolution is Here

    As a growing population and climate change threaten food security, researchers around the world are working to overcome the challenges that threaten the dietary needs of humans...

    New AI App Predicts Climate Change Stress for Farmers in Africa

    A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for free in a smartphone app can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers in Africa and may help them protect...

    Grains in the Rain

    Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change — good news for a world...

    Complex Potato Genome Further Unveiled

    Scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and scale-up Solynta, the inventor of hybrid potato breeding, have published the most complete genome sequence for potatoes to date. A unique...

    WIU Announces $10 Million Bio-Fuel Federal Research Grant

    The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced today that Agriculture Professor Win Phipp