Plant health, production, and products

Improved Wheat Varieties Help Minnesota Farmers

Minnesota wheat farmers need new high yield and disease-resistant wheat varieties, and education and outreach aimed at specific locations within the state to help them improve profitability.

Finding New Crops and New Markets

World Farmers of Lancaster, Massachusetts, through connections made by the immigrant and refugee farmers it serves, identified a new, high-demand, high-value, culturally relevant ethnic crop, lalu, and promoted growing the crop.

Iowa State Scientists Lead Discovery of a Mechanism Cyst Nematodes Use to Reprogram Plant Host Cells

Iowa State scientists discovered an important mechanism that allows parasitic cyst nematodes to reprogram cells in a host plant.

Quarantine Effective at Preventing Spread of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

The Glassy-winged sharpshooter (HOMALODISCA VITRIPENNIS) feeds on plants and can spread the disease- causing bacterium Xylella fastidiosa to a variety of commercially sold plants.

Police Officer Duty Gear Carriage Improvements

Police officers spend approximately 50 percent of their shift inside a cramped patrol vehicle conducting tasks such as patrolling, laptop use, and paper work. Musculoskeletal injuries are reported to be high among the law enforcement community with low back pain being the most common reported.

Irrigation Education in Arkansas

A collaborative effort among the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the County Conservation Districts has increased educational efforts on Irrigation Water Management practices.

Bringing Achachairú to Puerto Rico

Achachairú is a tropical fruit native to Bolivia with enormous economic potential for Puerto Rico.

Genetic Search Reveals Key to Resistance in Cotton Pest

Researchers have pinpointed a dominant genetic mutation that makes cotton bollworms resistant to genetically engineered cotton.

Helping West Virginia’s Communities Succeed

In West Virginia, over one million acres of land are unable to be farmed due to improper soils and flood-prone locations.

Agroecology Stewardship and Community Engagement in North Dakota

United Tribes Technical College increased community outreach through its children’s gardening project, the Arikara Garden, or “Medicinal Wheel Garden,” and the continued rejuvenation of indigenous plants in the Dragonfly Garden plots.