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2/20/2013

Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin, Bt, “Bt corn” resists attack by corn rootworm, a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion. But besides merely...

1/13/2013

In integrated weed management, farmers employ a diversity of weed-killing techniques, including tillage, cultural practices, and methods for depleting the weed seed bank, rather than depending...

11/4/2012

Pests in crop fields are often treated through blanket applications of insecticide, raising concerns about chemicals in the environment and costs of insecticides. A novel technology could address...

10/19/2012

Winter cover crops don’t usually grow alongside summer corn or soybeans, but that could be changing thanks to a machine developed by Penn State University researchers. Designed to apply...

7/29/2012

As farmers in the United States struggle to control herbicide-resistant weeds such as Palmer pigweed and water hemp, wheat growers in Australia are fighting an equally formidable foe. Once planted...

6/19/2012

Although plant diseases have the potential to quickly wipe out entire crops, traditional plant disease identification has required farmers to send field samples to a lab and then wait for disease...

5/2/2012

Colorado State University precision farming expert, Raj Khosla, was on one of his frequent trips to India last December when an odd piece of roadside farm equipment caught his eye. The machine was...

2/28/2012

After decades of cropping systems research, it is clear that understanding and managing soil organic matter is crucial for agricultural systems to become more...

2/10/2012

After more than a year of controversy, a plan by LightSquared to provide a wireless broadband network integrated with satellite coverage to all corners of the United States has been blocked. In a...

2/7/2012

In grain crop production, soils often don’t provide enough nitrogen to achieve optimal crop growth, requiring added fertilizer. However, the over-application of nitrogen fertilizers results...