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Crop Science Research Highlights

5/10/2017

 

Bioactive compounds in pepper are associated with several health benefits. While consumers are looking for foods more nutritionally and functionally rich, growers want high-yielding...

5/1/2017

 

Increases in climate variability have placed new emphasis on the need for resilient wheat varieties. Alongside demands for increased resiliency, consumer interest in healthier, more...

4/26/2017

 

The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, coordinates the region-wide testing of advanced experimental breeding lines of wheat and other crop...

3/27/2017

 

Wheat productivity can be increased by increasing kernel size, which is related to ovary size. It is not known whether environmental factors that affect kernel size may also affect...

3/22/2017

 

The Fifth European Turfgrass Society (ETS) Conference was held in Portugal last June. Professor Carlos Guerrero from the University of Algarve organized this international...

3/15/2017

 

Many crops may rely upon wild germplasm and related species to provide novel genes for improving disease resistance. Such genes are transferred from the exotic sources into...

3/6/2017

 

Spelt (T. aestivum ssp. spelta) is an old hulled wheat currently receiving renewed interest of consumers, bakers, millers, and farmers. Research is necessary to...

2/24/2017

 

Farmers around the world are considering dry direct seeding of rice which not only reduces labor and time involved in land preparation but also sustains rice production in rainfed...

2/8/2017

 

Both seed number and seed weight are important to grain yield of sorghum, but seed number is often considered the most important yield component. Because sorghum is often grown...

2/1/2017

 

Organic agriculture poses other demands on crop characteristics than conventional high-input conditions. The question is whether crop cultivars adapted to low-input organic...

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