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New “Buck” Naked Barley: Food, Feed, Brew

Researchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: "Buck" barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole grain status.
17-Jan-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


A Library for Food Security

Researchers are uncovering the genome of cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, in response to challenging growing conditions and the need for food security.
21-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


There’s More to Beans Than You Think

Educational videos released this week by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) celebrate the International Year of Pulses (IYP), as designated by the United Nations. Pulses--dry beans, peas, and lentils--are an important crop for a sustainable...
6-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Feeling the Pulse of Africa

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) sent ten students to the PanAfrican Legume Conference and World Cowpea Conference in Livingstone, Zambia. CSSA is celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to promote pulses -- crops of dry beans,...
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Science of Industrial Hemp Conference Announced

Speakers from the forefront of the scientific and production-based issues of industrial hemp
18-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Battling the Blight

Common blight is a devastating bacterial disease. It greatly reduces the yield and quality of bean crops across the world. Conventional breeding techniques can be used to generate cultivars of common bean that are resistant to the common blight. But...
9-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Potatoes Wild with Calcium

Researchers have found the molecular marker -- a pattern in the plant's natural DNA -- for calcium in potatoes. This will save time in breeding high-quality, high-calcium potatoes that resist rot.
24-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Crop Science Society Sending Students to Zambia for Conference

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is sending ten graduate students to Zambia to learn more about dry bean research and increase international knowledge of this important crop. CSSA worked in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for...
22-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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