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Date：Apr. 19, 2013 Category：Science&Research
A more comprehensive and consistent system for modeling phosphorus loss is now available, thanks to work by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (US...
'Keep it simple'is a good rule of thumb when designing biocontrol programs to combat weeds and invasive plants, according to a meta-analysis of studies by UBC b...
Date：Apr. 16, 2013 Category：Science&Research
The North American fertilizer industry has pledged $7 million to fund a multi-year research effort aimed at measuring and evaluating the economic, social and en...
Date：Apr. 15, 2013 Category：Science&Research
A collaboration of researchers from the UK and Vietnam has sequenced the genome of 36 lines of Vietnamese rice for the first time.
Date：Apr. 9, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Human urine is superior to urea, a common nitrogen-rich mineral fertilizer, according to the results of a study carried out in a farmer’s field outside Nepal’...
Date：Apr. 8, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate “biofuel crops” from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels...
Date：Mar. 27, 2013 Category：Science&Research
The advanced online publication version of Nature today presents two manuscripts that provide an unprecedented glimpse into the adaptation and domestication of ...
Date：Mar. 22, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Burrowing into potato roots to feed, the pale cyst nematode Globodera pallida will obstruct nutrients and cause stunted growth, wilted leaves, and tuber yield l...
Date：Mar. 21, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Lincoln University researchers informed Ministry for Primary Industries(MPI) and the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) on 7 March that it had evidence to sug...
The genus Oryza, including two cultivated rice and more than twenty wild rice species, is an ideal system for plant comparative, evolutionary and functional gen...
Date：Mar. 19, 2013 Category：Science&Research
The researchers believe this is the first time the 30 million DNA letters for the fungus Ophiostoma ulmi have been mapped. The findings, published in this week'...
Date：Mar. 14, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Approximately 30 percent of the world’s total land is too acidic to support crop production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, a soluti...
Date：Mar. 5, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Researchers at the James Hutton Institute have used the potato genome to conduct the first genome-wide study describing potato micro RNAs (miRNAs) using a high-...
Date：Feb. 19, 2013 Category：Science&Research
A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns...
Date：Feb. 18, 2013 Category：Science&Research
CIMMYT inaugurated a new $25 million research complex at its headquarters in El Batan, Mexico. The new advanced bioscience research facilities, 45 kilometers (2...
Date：Feb. 11, 2013 Category：Science&Research
The good news is that recent studies are now starting to identify how and why these materials are effective in protecting plants against a wide range of stresse...
Date：Feb. 6, 2013 Category：Science&Research
A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a “simple hypothesis” for making signif...
Researchers with New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, working in cooperation with researchers in South Korea, have completed a high-resolution ...
Date：Feb. 5, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Researchers at the University of Florida and Oberlin College have developed a sequencing method that will allow potentially hundreds of plant chloroplast genome...
Date：Jan. 31, 2013 Category：Science&Research
New research into plant disease resistance shows that bacteria attracted to maize roots induce a state of 'early warning' in the cereal, resulting in a faster a...
Date：Jan. 30, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Biopesticides containing beneficial fungi are often grown on grains or other solids, but US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have shown a liquid diet...
Date：Jan. 29, 2013 Category：Science&Research
In a scientific breakthrough that promises improved grain yields and quality, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity, ...
Date：Jan. 28, 2013 Category：Science&Research
Cornell University researchers have taken a leap toward meeting those needs by discovering a gene that could lead to new varieties of staple crops with 50 perce...
Date：Jan. 24, 2013 Category：Science&Research
After a two-year scientific field trial with genetically modified potatoes, researchers have concluded that potatoes with multiple resistance to potato diseases...
Two thirds of GM crops approved in the US contain the hitherto unidentified viral gene, but although regulators have insufficient information to determine if it...
Date：Jan. 22, 2013 Category：Science&Research
In integrated weed management, farmers employ a diversity of weed-killing techniques, including tillage, cultural practices, and methods for depleting the weed ...
Date：Jan. 21, 2013 Category：Science&Research
USDA ARS researchers are searching for ways to control the stink bug by deciphering its genetic toolkit, studying the pheromones it releases, and evaluating pot...
Date：Jan. 17, 2013 Category：Science&Research
In a huge step forward for pest management in the vegetable industry, Australian and Chinese scientists have together sequenced the genome of the Diamondback mo...
Date：Jan. 16, 2013 Category：Science&Research
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting concept proposals for the 2013 gran...
Date：Jan. 11, 2013 Category：Science&Research
A study out of Harvard and Purdue universities is starting to unravel the genetic mechanisms that allow some plants to duplicate their entire genomes and contin...