Plant health, production, and products

Clemson Releases New Soybean Cultivar that Extends Planting Season and Growing Region

The soybean planting season and growing region have been extended thanks to researchers at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

Research Details Genetic Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death

Madan Bhattacharyya from Iowa State University is charting mechanisms that could lead to soybean varieties that are resistant to SDS.

Florida Takes a Bite out of Conehead Termites

An invasive termite in Southeastern Florida is losing its grip on the area, thanks to successful eradication efforts by a multi-agency working group.

Clemson Precision Ag Research Means Savings for South Carolina Farmers

Clemson University researchers are developing a real-time, variable-rate tillage system that uses sensor technologies to pinpoint the depth and thickness of the soil hardpan.

Brewers, Bakers, and Safe Local Grains

The University of Vermont Extension’s (UVM) Northwest Crops and Soils Program created the Cereal Grain Quality Testing Laboratory in 2010 in response to this growing demand

Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.

Strange Case in a Nursery Setting

There are mostly benign species in the soil-borne, plant-associated genus of bacteria known as Rhodococcus, but a few species can be pathogenic.

CRISPR Mushrooms Coming Soon

Plant pathologist Yinong Yang at Penn State University used the versatile gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 to design a button mushroom that resists browning and may have a longer shelf life.

Maine Forest Management

Over the last 20 years, Maine’s forests have become younger and less dense. As a result, forests are not providing the most climate benefits that they could through carbon sequestration and storage. However, more carbon could be stored over the next 100 years, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Beekeeping in Rural and Urban Areas of Ohio

Honey bees and other pollinators are vital for the local production of fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced honey. As urbanization continues, expanding the urban bee-keeping market may be the key to honeybee survival.