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Crops

Deforestation and Land-Clearing are Taking a Toll on Brazil’s Corn Yield

Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country's...

Hutton to Participate in European Research on Integrated Pest Management

Agricultural scientists of the James Hutton Institute have been awarded £220,000 by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme, to find ways...

Funding to Study Resistance Genes in Wild Wheat will Help Combat Rust Diseases

The 2Blades Foundation and collaborators at the John Innes Centre, University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University, have received funding to study wild emmer...

PepsiCo and Corteva Agriscience Announce the Sequencing of the Full Oat Genome

PepsiCo and Corteva Agriscience are announcing the first-ever sequencing of the full oat genome for use in open-source applications. This work was completed in just four months thanks to a...

Study Reveals DNA Secrets of 100 Tomato Types

When Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar rapped "I got millions, I got riches buildin' in my DNA," he almost certainly wasn't...

High Grade Hemp Seed Announces International Distribution in Europe

High Grade Hemp Seed is answering the demand for best-in-class hemp cultivars in Europe with a powerful new distribution partnership, making High Grade’s entire...

Vegetable Growers Looking to Accelerate Switch to Mechanical Harvesting Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Due to the coronavirus crisis, vegetable growers and processing companies in countries such as the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany are looking to accelerate...

Coffee, Cocoa and Vanilla: An Opportunity For More Trees in Tropical Agricultural Landscapes

The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and is also a driver of land-use change in many...

ANICAV Sets Up ‘Organic Tomato Products’ Division

Italy uses 8% of tomato fields to grow organic In order to support the significant growth that the “organic” products sector continues to record, the...

Improved Heat-Resistant Wheat Varieties Are Identified

Wheat, in its own right, is one of the most important foods in the world. It is a staple food for more than 2.5...