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Newswise: AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

Texas A&M AgriLife

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market.

Channels: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
Newswise: Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Iowa State University

Diversified crop rotations protect water quality and have other environmental benefits, but recent experiments show that farms can’t rely on such rotations to improve carbon storage in the soil. The findings contradict widely held expectations that the extensive root systems of perennials and cover crops would deposit carbon in soils.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

Ohio State University

The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to healthy chickens and turkeys.

Channels: Agriculture, Birds, Food and Water Safety, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Danforth Center Announces External Advisory Board of AgTech NEXT Summit

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the External Advisory Board (EAB) of AgTech NEXT, a bold new food and agtech innovation summit that will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO. Members of the AgTech NEXT EAB are known for their impact and innovation and represent the diverse perspectives within the ag innovation community.

Channels: Agriculture, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
Research Results

Department of Energy to Provide $75 Million for Bioenergy Crops Research

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions.

Channels: Agriculture, Biotech, DOE Science News, Energy, Environmental Science, Food Science, DOE Science News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: And on that farm, he had a robot

And on that farm, he had a robot

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Oregon State University College of Engineering agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing the perfect robotic apple picker.

Channels: Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Plants, Technology,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language
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    10-Jan-2020 5:00 PM EST

Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language

Boyce Thompson Institute

Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science, Plants, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Nature (journal),

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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