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Newswise: New software helps broccoli breeders bring out their best

Article ID: 716178

New software helps broccoli breeders bring out their best

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers participating in the Eastern Broccoli Project, which aims to produce broccoli varieties suited to grow on the East Coast, have devised a statistical method to standardize evaluations of broccoli, in order to make plant breeding decisions more consistent and efficient.

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22-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 716175

By land and air, students to detect crop diseases with tech

Cornell University

A team of undergraduates at Cornell University, partnering with Michael Gore, professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, is aiming to use the tools of digital agriculture to spot Northern leaf blight – a devastating fungal disease of maize.

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22-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic US Crop from Climate Change

Article ID: 716169

Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic US Crop from Climate Change

Benson Hill Biosystems

Using deep learning techniques, we can analyze the effects of weather variability on soybean yield and protein production and work to develop high protein varieties that can withstand the stresses associated with changing climates.

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22-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Food for thought on sustainable agriculture

Article ID: 716025

Food for thought on sustainable agriculture

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Half of the world’s food energy comes from varieties of three cereal crops: wheat, rice and corn. Growing these takes a lot of chemical fertilizer, which isn't sustainable. Microbiologist Gyaneshwar Prasad is unpacking how certain microbes that naturally fertilize legumes might be able to do the same in other staple crops.

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22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Article ID: 716132

ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an important symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi, and successfully facilitated the symbiosis in a plant that typically resists it.

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22-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: BASF Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Article ID: 716104

BASF Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

BASF has joined the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium as a sponsoring partner, both organizations announced today

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22-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Article ID: 716098

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Cornell University

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new Cornell University research.

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19-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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