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Date：Sep. 28, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Australia’s leading crop geneticists and disease researchers are going ‘head to head’ in a race to identify new germplasm that will allow cereal crops to yie...
Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo will participate in a $3.3 million grant to look at wheat diseases caused by mite-vectored viruses, according to Dr. Cha...
Corn cobs, when soaked in water for several weeks to release potassium, is showing promise that these could be used as fertilizer, increasing harvest yield and ...
Date：Sep. 27, 2012 Category：Science&Research
University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming.
Date：Sep. 26, 2012 Category：Science&Research
In order to hasten the decomposition of the fallen leaves researchers are trying to make the leaves more appetizing to earthworms and other natural organisms.
Date：Sep. 25, 2012 Category：Science&Research
For many decades, non-native, predatory insects have been released in the United States to decrease or eliminate the impacts of exotic insect pests in crops and...
Date：Sep. 20, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Researchers from the University of Caen, France have found tumours in rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically modified maize.
Date：Sep. 17, 2012 Category：Science&Research
A new high-throughput screening technique developed by researchers at the RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC) has been used to uncover five novel immune-priming co...
Date：Sep. 11, 2012 Category：Science&Research
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is showing growers how to combat whiteflies and other crop pests by using plants as storehouses for predatory ...
Date：Sep. 10, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Crop productivity could be vastly improved, especially in high rainfall areas, as a result of new findings from research into root diseases in Western Australia...
Date：Sep. 3, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Another study has shown that genetically modified (GM) plants pose a low risk to humans and the environment. The new research from Switzerland is the latest in ...
Date：Aug. 31, 2012 Category：Science&Research
The international research team led by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI have completed the genome sequence and analysis of a diploid cotton-- Go...
Wheat experts are stepping up monitoring of a crop disease first found in Africa in 1999 to minimize the spread of a deadly fungus that is also a threat in Asia...
In yet another instance of "unintended consequences," a recent study has determined that this year’s drought damage to corn crops is even worse because of Bt c...
Date：Aug. 30, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Colorado scientists are looking at genetically modified crops as a way farmers can beat the drought as worries continue about the safety of eating altered foods...
Date：Aug. 28, 2012 Category：Science&Research
With the help of beneficial bacteria, plants can slam the door when disease pathogens come knocking, University of Delaware researchers have discovered.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumul...
Date：Aug. 27, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective again...
Date：Aug. 24, 2012 Category：Science&Research
The quest for the "Holy Grail" of soybean production - 100 bushel per acre yield - is elusive, but not outside the realm of possibility. Those attending the 201...
Date：Aug. 23, 2012 Category：Science&Research
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in Oxford, Miss., is working toward developing new herbicides by focusing on a molecular pathway that not only...
A gene present in a specific (aus-type) rice variety, Kasalath, which has its origin in eastern States of India, holds the key to improving yield across the wor...
The discovery of a mutation in the pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea (also known as grey mould) in an isolate from a chickpea crop has bitter-sweet implication...
Date：Aug. 20, 2012 Category：Science&Research
"It’s the Swiss army knife of digesters," said Russell Davis, president of Organix, the Walla Walla(Washington)-based company that specializes in converting wa...
Date：Aug. 14, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Two scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee's Division of Plant Sciences have been awarded highly prestigious European Research Co...
Date：Aug. 8, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Wheat growers have a saying that “wheat doesn’t like wet feet.” With winters often damp and dreary, Louisiana is not conducive for growing this crop, which h...
Date：Aug. 6, 2012 Category：Science&Research
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have now developed a chemical-free, eco-friendly process that enables the recovered salts to be converted dir...
Date：Aug. 3, 2012 Category：Science&Research
The findings of an international plant study, involving Queensland scientists, may help to end agricultural reliance on high pesticide and fertiliser applicatio...
Date：Jul. 26, 2012 Category：Science&Research
New research funded by the National Vegetable Levy reveals how growers can combat Powdery mildew in carrots.
Date：Jul. 23, 2012 Category：Science&Research
An international team, led by Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, and BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, ...