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‘Madsen’ Wheat as Source of Disease Resistance

Researchers show that ‘Madsen,’ a commonly used wheat variety, is resistant to more pests and diseases than recently thought, making it a good source of genes for breeding better wheat.
13-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Technology can help speed soil recovery after oil spills

Researchers use spectroscopy to quickly and cheaply analyze soils samples
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How does plant disease affect my breakfast?

If plant diseases are not managed properly, our breakfast tables could be vastly different
10-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First Food-Grade Intermediate Wheatgrass Released

University of Minnesota researchers report the release of the first commercially available intermediate wheatgrass cultivar
6-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools

Scientists use a smartphone camera to easily measure soil density — a key metric for analyzing our soils
5-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why is testing for soil microbes important?

Various types of microbes are key ingredients to healthy soil
3-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are cover crops negatively impacting row crops?

Research investigates if chemicals released by cover crops may be the cause for yield reductions
30-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studying interactions between ground-nesting bees and soils

Research gives possible answers to increase pollinator populations on farms
29-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts on Drought and Dust

The 1930s Dust Bowl was a singular event in U.S. history, but Dust Bowl-like droughts and conditions do still occur. Experts are available to discuss what events like the 2012 U.S. drought mean for us now and how we can prepare for similar events in...
8-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST

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American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; Crop Science Society of America Collectively, these science Societies represent more than 12,000 individual members around the world. The scientists' memberships build collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields for the advancement of science.

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are part of the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), a nonprofit organization providing management and administrative, support services to all three societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


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