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Crop Science Research Highlights

9/18/2017

 

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia triticina occurs regularly in the Great Plains and can cause significant losses in wheat in years that are favorable for the rust...

9/4/2017

 

The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference was held July 16-21, 2017 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Every four years the International Turfgrass Society (ITS)...

8/23/2017

 

Researchers estimate between $60 to $400 in yield losses per acre occur in the Texas High Plains alone due to wheat streak mosaic virus or WSMV infection. But the losses go far...

8/18/2017

 

Grass-legume mixtures have long been considered viable alternatives to nitrogen-fertilized grass monocultures. There is little information on effects of seed mass ratios on...

8/2/2017

 

Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) causes significant yield loss and seed quality deterioration in soybean. In the United States, SMV was classified into seven strains, G1 through G7, and...

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...

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