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Crop Science Research Highlights

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...

1/9/2017

 

Alfalfa is a moderately salt- tolerant crop with high economic return and is, therefore, more suitable for production with lower-quality water than most high-value crops. New...

12/23/2016

 

Genetic gain evaluation enables plant breeding organization to measure and adjust breeding programs on the basis of their performance. Establishing a baseline of genetic gain also...

12/14/2016

 

Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walpers] is an important crop in many dry regions of the world. To understand how cowpea plants develop and produce yield in these...

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