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For Stronger Corn, Make It All Female
2011-12-01 05:00:02

A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops.

2011-10-12 07:00:00

The Agricultural Website of Dr. agr.

2011-01-05 13:07:30

University of Illinois research has resulted in the development of a novel and widely applicable molecular tool that can serve as a road map for making plant breeding easier to understand.

2008-08-01 12:00:54

By Jennifer Hemmingsen, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 1--CONESVILLE -- Eight migrant workers say they were unfairly fired from their jobs picking watermelon and detasseling corn here, and they've called on Mexican immigration officials for help.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]