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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

The Upstanding, Outstanding Pinto Bean


A new variety of upright pinto bean, Long’s Peak, combines upright architecture with high yields, excellent seed color and weight, and resistance to several diseases such as common rust. The International Year of Pulses coincidentally highlights...
17-Feb-2016 1:05 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

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

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