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Agriculture Research and News

New discovery will enhance yield and quality of cereal and bioenergy crops (10/25/2014)

New discovery will enhance yield and quality of cereal and bioenergy cropsA team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice. ...> Full Article


Taking infestation with a grain of salt (10/24/2014)

Taking infestation with a grain of saltNew research shows that salinity plays a major role in salt marsh grass's response to insect grazing. ...> Full Article


'Grapes of Wrath': Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time (10/23/2014)

Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar grape and wine industry. A Rochester Institute of Technology scientist and an Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus are close to completing the genetic blueprint, or microbiome, of grape crown gall tumor disease -- the bane of vineyards worldwide. ...> Full Article


Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture (10/22/2014)

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agricultureThe solutions to feeding the world are certainly multi-faceted, requiring knowledge from a diversity of fields and practices to successfully raise food production and maintain ecosystem security. Thus, three prominent scientists are highlighting the importance of basic plant science and its relevance for pressing global issues like applied agriculture. A special issue of the American Journal of Botany emphasizes how a broad range of basic plant science is relevant to global food demands. ...> Full Article


Balancing birds and biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields (10/19/2014)

In a study published today, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin DNR scientists examined whether corn and perennial grassland fields in southern Wisconsin could provide both biomass for bioenergy production and bountiful bird habitat. The research team found that grassland fields supported more than three times as many bird species as cornfields, and new findings indicate grassland fields may represent an acceptable tradeoff between creating biomass for bioenergy and providing habitat for grassland birds ...> Full Article


Wild tomato species focus of antioxidant study (10/18/2014)

Wild tomato species focus of antioxidant studyResearchers analyzed antioxidant and agronomic traits of three wild tomato species accessions and compared them with the same traits in cultivated tomato. The wild species significantly exceeded domestic tomato for all three antioxidant traits, with one exception. The Solanum peruvianum population was found to be best for improvement of vitamin C content, with three-fold variation for the trait and individuals -- twice as much vitamin C as cultivated tomato. ...> Full Article


Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion (10/17/2014)

A study evaluated combinations of sprayer output volumes and herbicide adjuvants used with clove oil for cool-season weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion. Weed control was not consistently improved by applying clove oil with sprayers calibrated at either 50 gallons/acre or 25 gallons/ acre, and infrequent improvements in weed control did not affect onion yield. The analyses showed that clove oil does not provide suitable levels of weed control to justify the expense. ...> Full Article


Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops (10/16/2014)

Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve cropsResearchers have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants. The work could help plant scientists improve food crops to help meet the needs of a growing world population. ...> Full Article


Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leaves (10/15/2014)

Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leavesA series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. ...> Full Article


Research paves way for new generation of fungicides (10/14/2014)

Research paves way for new generation of fungicidesResearch by the University of Exeter has provided novel insight into the mechanism by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack. The research, led by professor Gero Steinberg, opens up a whole new area of research into plant-host interaction which could lead to the development of fungicides that are able to act before the plant is harmed. ...> Full Article


Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, US (10/14/2014)

Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, USPurdue University researchers have identified a set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a finding that could help combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries and macular degeneration in the elderly. ...> Full Article


New approach to boosting biofuel production (10/13/2014)

MIT researchers find different environment helps yeast tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive. ...> Full Article


Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol (10/12/2014)

Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanolWith a simple mutation, yeast can grow in higher than normal temperatures. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology demonstrate this in an article to be published in the scientific journal Science. The findings may result in ethanol being more effectively manufactured for vehicle fuel, as well as increase the possibility of using residual waste as a raw material. ...> Full Article


Seed science might save the world (10/11/2014)

Seeds' resilience will help meet the future needs of agronomy to feed the world. ...> Full Article


Industrial hemp topic of lecture (10/11/2014)

This widely misunderstood crop has a productive history-- and future -- in the US. ...> Full Article

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New discovery will enhance yield and quality of cereal and bioenergy cropsNew discovery will enhance yield and quality of cereal and bioenergy crops

Taking infestation with a grain of saltTaking infestation with a grain of salt

'Grapes of Wrath': Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agricultureBuilding a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Balancing birds and biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields

Wild tomato species focus of antioxidant studyWild tomato species focus of antioxidant study

Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion

Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve cropsAutomated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops

Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leavesResearchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leaves

Research paves way for new generation of fungicidesResearch paves way for new generation of fungicides

Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, USNatural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, US

New approach to boosting biofuel production

Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanolThermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol

Seed science might save the world

Industrial hemp topic of lecture



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