Tulane University has announced the next phase of an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepreneur, researcher or inventor with the best plan to reduce the amount of crop fertilizer entering the world’s lakes and oceans through storm water runoff.
A cornfield west of Columbus, Ohio, is showing some Buckeye pride with an unmistakable Block O pattern when viewed from above. The demonstration plot’s design isn’t a crop circle or a corn maze. It was established thanks to new dual-hybrid planting technology that researchers at The Ohio State University are putting under the microscope.
With weather forecasters declaring the arrival of El Niño, what does it mean for major crops across America’s heartland, namely corn and soybeans? History offers some clues, according to a new report issued at this year’s Ag Media Summit by AgriBank, the St. Paul-based Farm Credit Bank.
A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and the University of California (UC) Davis.
A new app for estimating soybean yields is now available from K-State Research and Extension. KSUSoyYieldCalc is a native Android application that helps with yield estimation of soybeans before harvest following the conventional approach of counting or estimating plant populations, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seed size.