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2/21/2012

There are strong, continuing demands for well-prepared plant breeders in the public and private sectors worldwide. Regardless of where plant breeders are employed, expert stakeholders from...

2/10/2012

After more than a year of controversy, a plan by LightSquared to provide a wireless broadband network integrated with satellite coverage to all corners of the United States has been blocked. In a...

2/9/2012

There has been a buzz in recent years about the serious decline of honeybee populations in the United States. Nature’s pollinators have been mysteriously dying off in large numbers, posing a...

2/7/2012

In grain crop production, soils often don’t provide enough nitrogen to achieve optimal crop growth, requiring added fertilizer. However, the over-application of nitrogen fertilizers results...

2/2/2012

Most phosphorus in the seeds of crops is stored in the form of phytate, a molecule not well digested by humans and many other animals. Phosphorus excretion is one of the major pollutants of...

1/16/2012

Today’s corn crops require high amounts of nitrogen (N) to produce optimal yield. For decades, corn has been grown with synthetic fertilizers, but thousands of years ago, corn was just a...

1/11/2012

The blending of two or more wheat varieties before planting is a tactic often questioned by producers. Blending is best defined as the intentional mixing of multiple varieties prior to seeding. In...

1/5/2012

The need for better water conservation in the landscape highlights the importance of best management practices that optimize the rooting potential of turfgrasses during sod establishment....

12/21/2011

Festive cookies, served at year-end holiday gatherings, may one day be made with a larger proportion of whole-grain flour instead of familiar, highly refined white flour. That's a goal of...

12/20/2011

Corn grain yield in the northern Corn Belt is typically maximized when planting occurs in late April. However, spring rainfall often results in wet soils that can delay planting. With volatile...