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Newswise: A genetic map for maize

A genetic map for maize

University of Delaware

Researchers have decoded the genetic map for how maize from tropical environments can be adapted to the temperate U.S. summer growing season. They’re attempting to expand the genetic base by using exotic varieties, which could help counter stresses associated with growing corn in a changing climate.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Plants,

Released:
21-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Study measures consumers’ demands for cassava

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers analyzed farmer preferences and found that the softness of cooked cassava is a major influence on what kinds of varieties farmers actually adopt.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, African News,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes

New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes

Cornell University

A Cornell University researcher has developed a new, flavorful and highly productive cherry tomato – that ripens green. The new variety, dubbed Jaded, was created by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, who bred it from four heirloom tomato varieties.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Climate-Driven Farming “Frontiers” Pose Major Environmental Risks
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    12-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST
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5-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Released:
10-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Guy and Naomi Woodroof: They made Georgia’s crops possible

Guy and Naomi Woodroof: They made Georgia’s crops possible

University of Georgia

The Woodroofs developed methods still used today to grow, harvest and store crops. Also pioneers in their own right, they faced Depression-era economic difficulties, and later traveled to underdeveloped countries around the world to teach others how to process and preserve food.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food Science, Plants,

Released:
10-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
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