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2010-06-15 15:43:55

By unlocking the genetic secrets of sorghum, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found a way to make one of the world's most important cereal crops a better option for growers.

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2010-02-10 14:05:00

The International Brachypodium Initiative has completed the genome sequence of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon.

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2009-12-17 14:30:00

University of Calgary archaeologist unearths earliest evidence of modern humans using wild grains and tubers for food.

2009-10-15 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Purdue University professor, whose research was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), received the 2009 World Food Prize Oct.

2009-10-07 09:11:37

Study explores how farmers' practice affects role of gene flow between cultivated sorghum and its weedy relatives.

2009-09-18 12:29:00

Varieties of drought-resistant, fast-growing sorghum are being studied in Maryland as a renewable source of fuel, scientists at Salisbury University said. The eight varieties of sweet sorghum are attractive because they require little water, mature quickly and have low nutrient and fertilization requirements, researchers from the university and Solar Fruits Bio Fuels said in a release Friday. Producing ethanol from sorghum costs less and is more energy efficient than making ethanol from corn,...

2009-03-20 13:58:09

Uruguay's acting Agriculture Minister Andres Berterreche estimated crop losses from several months of drought have topped $450 million. The figure, revealed in a business meeting this week, represents about 1.5 percent of the country's gross domestic product, Mercopress reported Friday. Economy Minister Alvaro Garcia said the final assessment of (drought) losses could be even higher, in part because Uruguay's primary energy supply is from domestic hydroelectric sources. Without enough rain,...

2009-02-11 10:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new crop management guide is available for producers interested in learning more about growing switchgrass as a non-food, low-carbon source for biofuels and biopower.

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2009-01-28 15:14:46

Researchers at Rutgers University have deciphered the genetic make-up of sorghum, a drought-tolerant crop and important food and biofuel source, Reuter’s reports.


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