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Crop Science Research Highlights

7/19/2017

 

Since 2013, the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) on sorghum has been rapidly spreading from state to state in the southern United States and in 2016 reached...

7/5/2017

 

Self-incompatibility (SI) is an effective genetic mechanism that promotes outcrossing and maintains a high degree of heterozygosity in plants. Self-incompatibility also...

6/30/2017

 

Nitrogen is applied yearly to the more than 90 million acres of maize production in the USA. Breeding maize for increased grain yield has been the focus of Pioneer for more than 90...

6/9/2017

 

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes extensive soybean yield loss, and host resistance has been an effective strategy to minimize this loss. However, the widespread use of the PI...

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...

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