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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...

7/3/2017

 

Runoff of phosphorus (P) from farm fields in the U.S is a widespread problem, contributing to eutrophication in bodies of water from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. To reduce...

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...

6/28/2017

 

Deficiency of micronutrients can significantly reduce crop yield, quality, and economic return. In 2016, soybean was harvested from 3.04 million ha in Minnesota. In the recent years...

6/26/2017

 

Soil mapping identifies different soil types by compressing a unique suite of spatial patterns and processes across multiple spatial scales. It can be quite difficult to quantify...

6/23/2017

 

In 2008, Glen Obear was interning at a golf course in Hawaii when the superintendent asked him to help diagnose a mysterious problem. Some of the course’s putting greens were...

6/21/2017

 

The May-June issue of Crop Science includes a special section on Crow Wild Relatives. Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) are species closely related to domesticated crops. These...

6/19/2017

 

Soil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. The costs of soil compaction are borne by the cumulative loss of soil...

6/15/2017

 

If long-term phosphorus (P) fertilization increases soil P to concentrations exceeding plant requirements, water quality problems can result from P loss in runoff. Stopping P...

6/14/2017

 

Current agricultural land use is dominated by an emphasis on provisioning services by applying energy-intensive inputs through relatively uniform production systems across variable...

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