A resistant strain of wheat can reduce nematode numbers in the soil and protect the next rotation of tomato plants.
14-May-2013 9:00 AM EDT
North America isn’t known as a hotspot for crop plant diversity, yet a new inventory has uncovered nearly 4,600 wild relatives of crop plants in the United States, including close relatives of globally important food crops such as sunflower, bean,...
29-Apr-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign find that Bt corn has higher yields and uses nitrogen more efficiently than non-Bt corn.
6-Feb-2013 11:00 AM EST
It's considered an important crop for those living in a small village, nestled within the Sierra Juarez Mountains. And farming is the primary occupation for 600 residents of Santa Maria Jaltianguis in Oaxaca, Mexico. Most depend on the...
26-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT
New edge of extinction research is creating a revival of conservation and interest in what these old wild relatives of current crops mean to the future.
30-May-2012 11:55 AM EDT
American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America member leads team to determine delays.
8-May-2012 10:30 AM EDT
Current durum wheat cultivars have no resistance to Fusarium head blight, but USDA researchers are searching for a solution to this widespread disease
16-Sep-2011 2:00 PM EDT
A unique study shows the progress of soybean breeding for improved animal nutrition.
16-Sep-2011 1:40 PM EDT