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...

Year of the Pumpkin

Origin: Central American Family: Cucubitaceae Genus: Cucurbita Includes: Various species of Cucurbita pepo, which includes varieties of winter squash, summer squash, zucchini, and gourds Uses: Pumpkins are a staple for fall decorations and recipes —...

Year of the Dahlia

Origin: Mexico and Guatemala Family: Asteraceae Genus: Dahlia Uses: Dahlias can be used for dyeing — all dahlias produce warm yellows and oranges with an alum mordant and greens with iron mordants. Dyeing...

Year of the Snapdragon

Origin: Mediterranean region, parts of the Middle East and North Africa Family: Plantaginaceae Genus: Antirrhinum Uses: Snapdragons can be used for biennial culture like pansies, because they can develop robust spring plants....

Purdue Scientists Nail Down Important Plant Compound Pathway

Purdue University plant molecular biochemist Natalia Dudareva and colleagues have described a complete second pathway used by plants to produce phenylalanine, a compound important for all living organisms. Phenylalanine is...

Mackenzie Trader Thinks Drones Are the Next Big Thing

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA scholar Mackenzie Trader, an undergraduate at Rend Lake College in...

Build It and They Will Grow

Universities and state legislatures across the country see the need for and potential of investing in plant science centers. Interest is strong among universities to invest in plant science research....