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
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
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 Add to Favorites
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 Add to Favorites
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 Add to Favorites
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 Add to Favorites
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 Add to Favorites
American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America member leads team to determine delays.
8-May-2012 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites