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Harvesting Genes to Improve Watermelons

Boyce Thompson Institute

When many people think of watermelon, they likely think of Citrullus lanatus, the cultivated watermelon with sweet, juicy red fruit enjoyed around the world as a dessert. Indeed, watermelon is one of the world’s most popular fruits, second only to tomato – which many consider a vegetable. But there are six other wild species of watermelon, all of which have pale, hard and bitter fruits.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food Science, Nature (journal),

Released:
31-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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Researchers double sorghum grain yield to improve food supply

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

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

Released:
31-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Non-GM produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new labeling laws

Cornell University

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study that comes two months before a new federal law, requiring genetically modified organism disclosure labels on food products, goes into effect.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, PLOS ONE,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Improving ecology restoration outcomes

Improving ecology restoration outcomes

South Dakota State University

Taking into account the target species, their interactions with existing species and the site’s environmental conditions may increase the success of restoration projects.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Engineering, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Viticulture gets a boost with yield predicting, threat detecting robots

Viticulture gets a boost with yield predicting, threat detecting robots

Cornell University

For grape growers, accurately predicting each season’s yield is key to a successful harvest. Underpredict, and you won’t have enough labor on hand or you’ll run out of storage space; overpredict, and you could fall through on promises to your distributors.

Channels: Agriculture, Plants, Technology,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Peppers are popular. Consumers eat all kinds, including jalapenos, habaneros, chilis and more. But like all crops, peppers face diseases that threaten to reduce their production. So, a University of Florida scientist is leading a multi-state effort to lessen the risk of diseases eating away at pepper harvests. With new data, scientists plan to help farmers increase their pepper production.

Channels: Agriculture, Plants,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Climate change could drive British crop farming north and west

University of Exeter

Unchecked climate change could drive Britain's crop growing north and west, leaving the east and south east unable to support crop growing, new research suggests.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Plants,

Released:
29-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: How cover crops affect plant disease

How cover crops affect plant disease

Iowa State University

An Iowa State University scientist is coordinating experiments across more than a dozen states to determine how the timing of cover crop termination affects the susceptibility of corn to disease. The experiments are part of a USDA-funded initiative that includes 100 scientists and 35 institutions to develop a suite of new tools to help farmers.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food Science, Plants, Local - Iowa,

Released:
29-Oct-2019 1:10 PM EDT
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