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Ag and Food Research Funding Supported


Innovation needed to meet 21st century challenges
8-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Not Your Grandfather’s Cotton


Cotton's genetic history is full of surprises. From transoceanic travels to inter-species cross-breedings, cotton’s story is one of plant and seed survival, adaptation, and human cultivation. What started as a naturally tough, unspinnable fiber...
3-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microbes Alive in Antarctic Soils, How Can That Be?


Microscopic films of water allow microbes to survive
1-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Andean Bean: Small Bean for Sweet Dreams


Andean beans (for example, red kidney beans) were overlooked by researchers because other beans were easier to breed. However, researchers took notice of the Andean bean. They recognized its potential to play a role in feeding the world.
27-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Data-Driven Decisions on South Dakota Land


Changes in how land is used are inevitable. Those that work the land are making decisions about what rangeland to make into cropland--and vice versa. When it comes to these land use changes, the smartest decisions are driven by data. To assist,...
20-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Winter Soils-Still Alive


Microbes, animals, still living in frozen soils
14-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ancient Going on Nouveau


Discerning consumers are turning to Old World grains like spelt, emmer, and einkorn. However, reviving ancient grains in modern times isn't without its challenges. Researchers hope to learn more about how to best grow these grains on modern farms,...
13-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

One Crop, Two Ways, Multiple Benefits


Typically, organic growers plant pulse crops solely for their nitrogen-fixing ability and use them as green manure. The research compared this green manure technique to a traditional program of growing the beans to maturity for harvest and sale....
6-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Experts on Drought and Dust

The 1930s Dust Bowl was a singular event in U.S. history, but Dust Bowl-like droughts and conditions do still occur. Experts are available to discuss what events like the 2012 U.S. drought mean for us now and how we can prepare for similar events in...
8-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST

ALERT: Special Webinar "Managing Through the Drought"

American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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