Cornell to House Nation’s First Industrial Hemp Seed Bank

Cornell University will house the nation’s only industrial hemp germplasm repository – a seed bank – co-located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

UC Davis Partners with DEA-Approved Company to Conduct Cannabis Research

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) have partnered with a federally compliant pharmaceutical company to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for...

Biologists Pioneer First Method to Decode Gene Expression

Given the recent remarkable advancements in genetics, it's easy to assume that 21st-century scientists have at their disposal a clear, quick way to run a genomic sequence...

Discovery Could Pave the Way for Disease-Resistant Rice Crops

Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease,...

New Software Allows Plant Breeders to Select Best Traits

Broccoli is in the eye of the beholder. A head of broccoli that might appeal to one person – perhaps because of its deep...

Sticky Proteins Regulate When and Where Plants Grow

Depending on the temperature, a plant may synthesize the hormone auxin. Depending on the pathogens present, a plant may synthesize auxin. Depending on the available nutrients, water,...

Clemson Researchers Working To Develop Drought-Tolerant Soybeans

Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops.
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Scientists Crack the Code to Improve Stress Tolerance in Plants

In any eukaryotic organism, the DNA in a cell exists not as a loose strand, but as a highly condensed complex that consists of DNA and other...

Purdue Scientists Show How Soybeans May Get More Nitrogen from Atmosphere

Plant breeders could theoretically increase soybean crop yields if they could control the number of nodules on plant roots since they are responsible for fixing atmospheric nitrogen....

Portable Tech Helps Farmers Find Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into...

New Technology for Protein Complex Discovery Holds Promise for Biotechnology and Crop Improvement

Living cells survive and adapt by forming stable protein complexes that allow them to modulate protein activity, do mechanical work and convert signals into predictable responses, but...

Can We Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet?

The ‘World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future’ shows that it is possible. There is no silver bullet – but technology can play an important role.

Iowa State University Scientists Call for Unconventional Collaboration in Agriculture

Iowa State University scientists have issued a call to action for researchers in a wide range of disciplines to turn their attention to some of the most...

KeyGene Scientists First to Discover ‘Non-Susceptible’ Sweet Pepper Plants

Working in a partnership with leading vegetable breeding companies, scientists from KeyGene have discovered sweet pepper plants which show a new type of insensitivity to a group...

University of Saskatchewan Crop Scientists Help Crack the Durum Wheat Genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta,...
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Alfalfa Checkoff Funds Seven Research Projects in Five U.S. States

Alfalfa researchers from across the country were the beneficiaries of funding generated by the Alfalfa Checkoff as seven new Alfalfa Checkoff research projects were recently funded. The U.S....

Genes that First Enabled Plants to Grow Leaves Identified By Scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published in Current Biology, explain...

Researchers Turn Mustard Seed into Jet Fuel

Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed cattle. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences find a...
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Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains

Where there's a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there's a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks. In the recent...

Discovery of a Bottleneck Relief in Photosynthesis May Have a Major Impact

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production....