Agriculture systems and technology

Discovering Virus-Resistant Peanuts

Researchers at Auburn University are using NIFA funding to identify molecular markers directly linked to these two challenges.

Cattle and Soil Health

Soil health is an underappreciated, but critical element in a thriving agroecosystem.

NCSU Team for Methyl Bromide Helps Growers Maintain Yields While Improving the Ozone Layer

With the help of extension specialists at NC State University, farmers in the Tarheel State are helping to reduce the size of the ozone hole over the South Pole.

Technology to Tend Your Garden

With NIFA funding, researchers at Purdue University created the Purdue Plant Doctor, a suite of apps that offers high-resolution photos to help users identify plant disorders in nearly 200 plants, such as trees, annuals, perennials, and tomatoes.

Training Future Environmental Leaders

The Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education and Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE) is a multi-institutional consortium in Florida and Puerto Rico for training Hispanic students in agricultural, biological, and natural resources sciences for career placement. Support was provided by NIFA's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

New Technology Makes Oak Wilt Detection Faster, More Affordable

New technology developed by University of Minnesota (UMN) College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test utilizing nanotechnology and gold.

Improving Fine Wine Grapes

Grapes are the highest-value fruit crop grown in the United States.

Swine Vaccine May Benefit Humans

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered a swine vaccine.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Reveals New Insights

University of Connecticut (UConn) scientist Steven Szczepanek, in collaboration with researchers from Plum Island Animal Disease Center, worked on a universal vaccine that may cover various types of the virus.

Soybean Research May Reduce the Need for Nitrogen Fertilizer

A Washington State University (WSU) biologist has developed a way to increase soybean quality and yield by using the plant’s unique ability to pull nitrogen from the air.