Legume crops good for soil fertility, smallholder farmers

Posted: 2017-09-25 09:12PM
Media Invitation Contact: Susan V. Fisk, 608-273-8091, sfisk@sciencesocieties.org. Please RSVP by October 10, 2017. Sept. 25, 2017—Protein m...


Texas Water Resources Institute to host water modeling workshop Oct. 5 in Austin

Posted: 2017-09-24 09:26PM
Contact: Nathan Glavy, 979-458-5915, Nathan.Glavy@ag.tamu.edu Nikki Dictson, 979-575-4424, n-dictson@tamu.edu AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources I...


NCGA Action Team and Committees Announced for FY 2018

Posted: 2017-09-23 09:33PM
NCGA Action Team and Committees Announced for FY 2018 The National Corn Growers Association announced the slate of new and returning farmer leaders...


Second-generation haploid inducers: Now available

Posted: 2017-09-23 09:30PM
The second generation of tropically adapted haploid inducers developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are now availa...


Corn Plant Diseases: Anthracnose

Posted: 2017-09-23 09:04PM
A disease that gets a lot of attention in late season health is anthracnose. This disease is prevalent all year round and chips away at the yield of t...


BASF invests in third plant for specialty zeolites used for the production of mobile emissions catalysts

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:32PM
New plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, will double BASF’s global specialty zeolites production capacity Specialty zeolites will allow the automotiv...


Odisha rice farmers begin seed production training

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:31PM
One of IRRI’s most significant initiatives is to develop and distribute high-quality, high-yield seeds that can thrive in vulnerable envir...


FMC joins ASA in Supporting Grower Events to Engage Members in Policy Discussions

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:14PM
FMC representatives Mike Harper and Jennifer Horning speak at a grower meeting organized by the Iowa Soybean Association this summer in Wilton, Iowa. ...


New Project to Increase Soybean Yields by Harnessing Photosynthesis

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:14PM
Information provided by FFAR. A new project aims to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food and sustainably increase worldwide food producti...


Biotech Working Group Meets in Minnesota

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:14PM
Biotech Working Group members visit Syngenta’s Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group met e...


Overcoming obstacles to measure nitrous oxide emissions

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:12PM
Media Invitation Contact: Susan V. Fisk, 608-273-8091, sfisk@sciencesocieties.org. Please RSVP by October 10, 2017. Sept. 22, 2017—“In...


Decreasing forest density will reduce fire risk, build climate resilience

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:11PM
“Actions to arrest the decline in forest health will take place far from urban centers,” said Van Butsic, a coauthor of the report. ...


Another Year Yields Another Message about Grain Safety

Posted: 2017-09-22 09:09PM
AMES, Iowa – Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and ...


NCGA Supports Funding Increase for MAP, FMD Programs

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:31PM
The National Corn Growers Association praised the introduction today of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a ...


Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:25PM
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa Sta...


Ag and Food Week brings focus to CFANS

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:18PM
Several events during Sept. 11-16 increased visibility and education about the importance of agriculture and food production in Minnesota. As an expan...


Plant data discovery portal at IFB and URGI

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:10PM
20 Sep 2017 Plant data discovery portal at IFB and URGI The plant data discovery portal has been released ...


Yard and Garden: Caring for Newly Planted Trees through Winter

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:09PM
AMES, Iowa – Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can ham...


Dr. Travis Miller retires after 38 years with AgriLife Extension

Posted: 2017-09-21 09:07PM
Written by: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Travis Miller With crops in the ground 365 days a year in more than 150 counties in Texas, Dr. Travis Miller has worn t...