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How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming
March 06, 2018
Research finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.

Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light
March 06, 2018
Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops.

Ontario school board launches ag-focused program
March 06, 2018
High schoolers in midwestern Ontario will soon have a chance to immerse themselves in the agricultural industry.

Canada’s Chief Ag Negotiator updates NAFTA
March 06, 2018
The current round of NAFTA negotiations closes in Mexico on March 5.

GMO switchgrass has no negative effect on soil
March 06, 2018
The study looked at the impact on soil over two to five years and concluded that there was no negative effect from the modified switchgrass in terms of physical, chemical, and biological parameters of soil health.

Understanding the process of pulses
March 06, 2018
Legume crops are unique in that they can fix much of their own nitrogen (N) requirements from the air to reduce or eliminate the need for N fertilizer.

Tripling the number of grains in sorghum and perhaps other staple crops
March 06, 2018
Scientists have figured out how to triple the number of grains that the sorghum plant produces: by lowering the level of a key hormone, generating more flowers and more seeds.

Nature can reduce pesticide use, environment impact
March 06, 2018
Specifically, they're attracting birds and other vertebrates, which keep pests and other invasive species away from their crops.

Grass-fed dairy cows produce milk with higher levels of omega-3
March 13, 2018
The research project, which includes participation by the University of Minnesota in the US and Newcastle University in the UK, amongst others, shows the diet provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids

Crispr creates a malaria-resistant mosquito
March 13, 2018
Scientists used Crispr-Cas 9 technology to develop mosquitoes that are highly resistant to the malaria parasite, making them less likely to transmit the parasite to humans.

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