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    Visualizing Gene-Trait Networks

    For scientists, the moniker “seeing is believing” may now become “seeing is discovering,” thanks to new open-source software. Non-bioinformaticians can now create knowledge-networks, a powerful way for biologists to visualize...

    Canola Gains Ground

    Great Plains farmers seeking to increase wheat yields turn to canola with the help of experts. Seed Companies are helping farmers increase wheat yields in the Great Plains by encouraging...
    sorghum

    Something Revolutionary

    It’s what sorghum farmers need, and researchers are delivering. In a few short years, sorghum farmers might be inundated with new hybrids from which to choose thanks to the discovery...

    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...
    BaySTEP

    Eliminate Endpoint Subjectivity

    If the seed treatment-mixing period is too short, the seed treatment isn’t applied to the seed homogenously. If the mixing period is too long, the treatment gets too dry...

    How an Empty Gas Tank Led Jordan Knapp-Wilson to Cotton and Sorghum Breeding

    2019 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholar Jordan Knapp-Wilson talks to Seed World’s Marc Zienkiewicz about how his frustration with a philosophy course and a...

    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....

    What’s so Complicated about Cantaloupe? Plenty

    We’ve all been there.  You buy a supermarket cantaloupe, cut it up, take a bite, and start chewing. You’d hoped for a juicy, succulent, flavorful fruit, but instead the experience...
    emergence

    Plant Establishment in Canola

    The Canola Research Hub at canolaresearch.ca has a user-interactive research database. This article is based on the query “What are some of the factors that impact canola emergence?” with...
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    Bt Questions Answered

    Bt Questions Answered As Monsanto continues its research, study sheds new light on pest resistance to Bt crops. As Monsanto continues its research into pest resistance in Bt crops, a study...
    oil

    Is the Next Oil War Imminent?

    Demand for canola oil has skyrocketed with the introduction of high oleic varieties some years ago, but will high oleic soybeans give it a run for its money? The canola...

    Ancient Crop Makes New Inroads

    In the United States and around the globe, sorghum has become a viable option in the consumer food, pet food, livestock feed and ethanol markets. Although sorghum is considered an ancient...

    Rakesh Kumar Loves Cantaloupe, but Gives Cucumber and Watermelon a Fair Shake, Too

    Rakesh Kumar, melon R&D team lead at Syngenta, talks about why he's got such a passion for fruit and how it fits into Syngenta's portfolio. Interview conducted at Cucurbitaceae 2018...

    Including Plant Acclimation to Temperature Change Improves Climate Models

    Nicholas G. Smith1, Sergey L. Malyshev2, Elena Shevliakova2, Jens Kattge3,4 and Jeffrey S. Dukes1,5 Affiliations: 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University 2 Princeton University & Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Cooperative Institute for Climate...

    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....

    Jason Argyris Owes his Career to a Neighbor with a Really Big Garden

    On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with Jason Argyris, researcher at the CRAG Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, to chat about improving...
    neonicotinoids

    Syngenta Lawsuit Raises Long-term Questions

    More could be on the line for seed companies that release new traits. At