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wheat yields, grain size, International Wheat Yield Partnership Program, G20 Wheat Initiative, Gene Editing, CRISPR/Cas9

Improving Wheat Yields by Increasing Grain Size, Weight

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As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s International Wheat Yield Partnership Program, researchers aim to improve wheat yields by increasing grain size and weight using a precise gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9.

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WINE, Viticulture, Texas, Texas Tech

Viticulture Program at Texas Tech Plays Vital Role in Wine Industry Growth

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Education and research are the two areas where the university has helped make the High Plains one of the top grape-growing regions in the U.S.

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Biofuel, Camelina, Crops, Crop Rotation

Where You Grow What You Grow

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A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or environment--beyond the genetics involved.

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UF Expert: Treat Your Parched Lawn Properly

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“Grasses do not need as much water as most people are applying,” said Jason Kruse, a UF/IFAS associate professor of environmental horticulture. "What most people do not understand when it comes to their lawns is that all of our warm-season turfgrasses can survive periods of drought.”

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cotton blight, Cotton, Bacteria, Xanthomonas citri, Plant Pathology

Secret Weapon of Smart Bacteria Tracked To "Sweet Tooth"

Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth.

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Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, Bacteria, antibacterial resistance, Metals, organic acids, Food Pathogens, Food Preservation, Agricultural Chemicals And Pathogens, Israel, Innovation

A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Technion researchers say a combination of metals and organic acids is an effective way to eradicate cholera, salmonella, pseudomonas, and other pathogenic bacteria. The combination also works on bacteria that attack agricultural crops.

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Flowers, Sunflower, Plant Biology, Evolurtion, Plant Genetics, Agriculatural

Sunflower Genome Sequence to Provide Roadmap for More Resilient Crops

University of Georgia researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence.

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Renewable Fuel, Concrete Beams, Enzyme's 3D Structure, and More in the Engineering News Source

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Tea-Time Means Leopard-Time in India

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A new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.







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