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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers are are unpacking the entire DNA sequences of 50 influential animals dating back to the 1950s, then honing in on the genes associated with specific traits in order to capture the best ... read more

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Feb. 13, 2017 — A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, scientists have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research ... read more

Eating Whole Grains Led to Modest Improvements in Gut Microbiota and Immune Response

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a new study ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Increasing the water table in agricultural peatland could hold key to reducing UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, suggest ... read more

Genetically Modified Insects Could Disrupt International Food Trade

Feb. 1, 2017 — Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the ... read more

Nanoparticle Fertilizer Could Contribute to New 'Green Revolution'

Jan. 25, 2017 — The 'Green Revolution' of the '60s and '70s has been credited with helping to feed billions around the world, with fertilizers being one of the key drivers spurring the ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — These findings may provide further evidence to help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the ... read more

New Findings on How Plants Manage Immune Response

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research has uncovered a previously unknown means by which plants are able to regulate how their immune systems respond to ... read more

Harvests in US to Suffer from Climate Change

Jan. 19, 2017 — Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management ... read more

Addressing the Gap Between Research and Practice in Sustainable Agriculture

Jan. 18, 2017 — New research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily ... read more

Five-Minute Chats in the Waiting Room May Prompt Families to Eat More Fruits, Vegetables

Jan. 18, 2017 — Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Biologists tested a variation of the reproductive ground plan hypothesis in solitary, ground-nesting bees of south central Washington State. Their findings could shed light on development of division ... read more

Wheat Virus Crosses Over, Harms Native Grasses

Jan. 17, 2017 — Once upon a time, it was thought that crop diseases affected only crops. New research shows, however, that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be ... read more

New Tools Will Drive Greater Understanding of Wheat Genes

Jan. 16, 2017 — Scientists have developed a much-needed genetic resource that will greatly accelerate the study of gene functions in wheat. The resource, a collection of wheat seeds with more than 10 million ... read more

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