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2014-04-03 08:33:04

Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation Announces Seven Founding Participants for REAP initiative ARLINGTON, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) has established a public-private partnership to enhance research on sustainable soil health for multiple land uses in agriculture....

2014-03-10 12:26:10

Corn Traits for Improved Dairy and Beef Nutrition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and MEDFORD, Mass., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision BioSciences and Agrivida revealed today that they have entered into a trait development collaboration based on precise gene modifications made possible by Precision's Directed Nuclease Editor(TM) (DNE) Technology. The collaboration recently delivered the first modified genes that are the subject of Agrivida commercialization efforts in the area...

2013-12-03 04:24:10

Groundbreaking Collaboration of International Organizations Aims to Leverage Genomes of 100 African Orphan Crops To Improve Nutrition NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa's smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa's food supply. AOCC's goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically...

2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

2013-09-04 08:33:29

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Established in 2009, the Ag Innovation Showcase is the leading annual global event for agriculture's industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and capital providers. Over the course of each year, Larta Institute, on behalf of the Showcase partners, identifies, selects and...

2013-05-01 23:02:46

ScienceAlerts.com is an innovative science aggregator delivering the latest research in the biologic, agricultural, environmental, forestry, geographical and health sciences in real-time. Its latest addition is the Agricultural Research Category which covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products. Bad Honnef, Germany (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 ScienceAlerts.com is an innovative science website aggregating the latest...

Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability Confirmed By USDA Study
2013-01-22 13:59:07

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators. The study was published this week in Nature by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists led by Guillermo Ponce Campos and Susan Moran and an Australian...

Soybeans Affected By Man-Made Materials In Soil
2012-08-21 12:42:09

Study says manufactured nanomaterials may be harmful to agricultural production Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials--now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens--may be detrimental to the quality and yield of food crops, as reported in a paper in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Manufactured nanomaterials are man-made materials produced by manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale....

2012-07-02 22:20:45

PRESTON, England, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Plant Impact plc and Rothamsted Research - ("Plant Impact" or the "Company", "Rothamsted Research" or the "Institute") Rothamsted Research and Plant Impact today announce their intent to cooperate on agricultural technology and arable crop projects related to plant nutrition and the amelioration of the effects of environmental stress on crop quality and yield. In addition, on 1 September 2012, Plant Impact will relocate its...

2012-06-21 23:01:21

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor 4,600 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Agricultural Sciences Category with nearly 89,000 articles selected from almost 220...