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2011-12-20 18:20:26

Festive cookies, served at year-end holiday gatherings, may in the future be made with a larger proportion of whole-grain flour instead of familiar, highly refined white flour. That's a goal of ongoing studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Wooster, Ohio. A study by scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit in Wooster was published earlier this year in Crop Science. The research may help plant breeders zero in on...

2008-07-01 21:00:14

By CHRIS KICK By CHRIS KICK Staff Writer WOOSTER -- Our agricultural scene is in revolution. The past year, fuel prices, compounded with fuel production from crops and a growing world population have changed nearly all aspects of crop and livestock production in ways never before seen. The sale price for cereal crops, including wheat, corn and oats has doubled and in some cases tripled, setting off a domino effect across the agricultural scene and into the consumer market. A...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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