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Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Daniel Szymanski used the model plant Arabidopsis (in his hand) to map the complex pathways that control plant cell shape. The findings may be...
Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Tom Clemente looks in on Lili Hou, Post-Doc Research Associate in the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Tom Clemente lab in Beadle Center. March...
Corn-counting robot measures plant traits

Corn-counting robot measures plant traits

Crop breeders trying to boost yields while preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates must locate genes for high-yielding hardy traits in...
Technology Use Grows in Agriculture

Technology Use Grows in Agriculture

Like many industries in the U.S, the nursery industry is facing the challenges a shortage of workers brings, and it doesn’t seem the situation...
Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

LONOKE, Ark. - Through water and fields, 2018 has placed technology in the hands of farmers. "A point and click," says Dr. Jarod Hardke,...
Hydrating and Holding Solutions

Hydrating and Holding Solutions

Every year at North Carolina State University, the Horticultural Science department of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducts vase-life studies on promising...
‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

Coralie Salesse, left, and David Stern examine corn stalks in a BTI greenhouse, as part of their research on enzymes and boosting photosynthesis. Scientists...
Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

"I'm not a Luddite who is scared of technology," Elena Álvarez-Buylla says. MEXICO CITY— In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an...
Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Researchers have found that the introduction of cucumber crops to North America likely led to the rise of bacterial wilt, which affects zucchini, pumpkin,...
Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

With the help of CRISPR genome editing, researchers have found a way to domesticate the groundcherry (via Sebastian Soyk) Move over, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry,...
Rose Genome - The Scent of Success

Rose Genome – The Scent of Success

New research into the genetic composition of roses has revealed information that will make it easier to select and cultivate desirable traits in roses...

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