Hermann Bürstmayr on his Love of Wheat and the First International Wheat Congress

The first International Wheat Congress will be held in Saskatoon, Sask., from July 21-26, 2019. The Congress is the first meeting of its kind. It will...

Plants Don’t Think, They Grow: The Case Against Plant Consciousness

If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July...

Cover Crop Corner: It’s Time to Ditch Dixie

Plant breeding improvements have given the industry better alternatives to industry standard cover crop varieties When Dixie Crimson Clover was released in 1953, its...

Maeli Melotto Thinks Bringing Food Safety and Plant Breeding Together Can Create Solutions

From June 5-6, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At...

Marilyn Warburton Works with Green, Moldy Corn and Loves Every Minute of It

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At the Breeding Crops...

Gail Taylor Wants Watercress to Be the Next Kale

This past week, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At the...

Technology Driving Change

Rural America is facing different changes at every level, but the biggest influencer? Technology. From top to bottom, rural America is changing, and...

RRXtend Spray App Delivers More Options in 2019

Vital information at the touch of button — that’s what the RRXtend Spray App offers to farmers and applicators and, in 2019, this tool will have newly expanded features.

Accelerating Innovation

New developments in seed-applied technologies are fostering sustainability while helping more farmers achieve agricultural success. The recent consolidation in the global seed industry has...
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Ceres Imaging Announces an Expanded Platform Partnership Agreement with The Climate Corporation

Ceres Imaging, an aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that improves decision making by providing farmers a comprehensive view of their farm, announced an expanded platform partnership...

Using Varieties and Genetics to Combat Wheat Production Challenges

Wheat production faces numerous difficulties, from weather to profitability. Three experts explain how plant breeders are tackling these issues.  Wheat production challenges are...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

From Science to Seed

Extensively researched and tested, when it comes to bird repellents you won’t find a better success story than this. What starts...

Plants grow less in hotter temperatures

Plants have developed a robust system that stops their cell cycle in hostile environments such as abnormally hot temperatures. In response, they direct their energy to survival...

Insect-Deterring Sorghum Compounds May Be Eco-Friendly Pesticide

Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers who studied...

Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium to Revolutionize Agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is launching the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium, a public-private partnership that transcends the bounds of traditional agriculture to develop flavorful, nutritious...

The Future of Agriculture is Computerized

What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists in MIT's Media Lab, it takes a combination of botany, machine-learning algorithms, and some good old-fashioned chemistry.

Infinite Shades of Color Possibility and Dispersion

With infinite color shade possibilities, available in liquid, powder and granular forms, Clariant’s Agrocer® has a product for all seed color applications.

The Molecular Maize Atlas Encourages Genetic Diversity

With so much germplasm to categorize, what's the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer. Imagine walking through a grocery store, doing your weekly...

Year of the Salvia Nemorosa

Origin: Eurasia Family: Lamiacea Genus: Salvia Uses: Salvia can be used as perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, wild gardens or along paths. Tolerances: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution Fun Fact: The sage you...