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April 30, 2018

 

Success in plant breeding is determined from the ability to select superior plants, but selecting optimal plants is challenging due to the variable field conditions that plants grow in…

April 27, 2018

 

The buildup of excess phosphorus (P) in the soil resulting from previous applications of poultry litter referred to as “legacy P” is an environmental concern, since it acts as a…

April 25, 2018

 

Mulching is widely used to conserve soil water and enhance dryland maize yield in the southern and southeastern Asia. However, its effect on soil carbon sequestration and microbial…

April 25, 2018

 

Annual bluegrass has long been blamed for missed golf putts.  Some researchers have surmised that a golf ball's direction may be altered when the ball traverses an anomaly in the greens…

April 23, 2018

 

In tropical regions, agricultural soils are often highly weathered and have low phosphorus (P) availability. Farmers use a variety of management techniques to maintain nutrients in the…

April 20, 2018

 

Cover crops can benefit production agriculture, particularly by providing nutrients accumulated or fixed during winter and early spring to the cash crop. However, understanding rates of…

April 18, 2018

 

Decisions to intensify dryland cropping systems in the semi-arid Central Great Plains are influenced by farmers’ perceptions regarding the effects of reducing fallow frequency on the…

April 16, 2018

 

While there are great advances in crop genotyping, many research programs still depend upon the selection of plants or seeds based on the phenotype. This can involve sorting through…

April 13, 2018

 

The use of the tertiary gene pool in breeding has been valuable in several agronomic and horticultural crops but has never been used in soybean. The 26 perennial Glycine species…

April 11, 2018

 

While sunflower is native to North America, it is a relatively new commercial crop in the northern Great Plains. Crop yields have increased in the past three decades with the…