GM wheat research in full flow

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After several years of being the forgotten crop in the global development of genetically modified crops, wheat is suddenly smack bang in the middle of most biotech programmes. It was 2004 when Monsanto decided to plug on Roundup Ready wheat, with media reports at the time citing a lack of consumer acceptance as a key…


North Dakota farm groups backing crop insurance, research

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota farm groups say crop insurance, research and export promotion should be among the top priorities for federal spending in the next farm bill. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is hosting a meeting Friday to talk about what federal programs are most important to North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers. Goehring says the…


Research helps breeders really know their onions to enhance global food security

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Research led by the Warwick Crop Centre in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick has developed a unique collection of information about the disease resistance of 96 of the world’s onion varieties. It will be a crucial resource for commercial growers and seed producers trying to combat one of the most…


PETA-financed pork scientist draws hackles at MU

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri farm groups are crying foul over the recent hiring of a University of Missouri scientist whose research is paid for by animal rights activists. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nicholas Genovese joined the university’s flagship campus in Columbia as a visiting scholar earlier this month. His research involves…


Grazing Management Effects On Stream Pollutants

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Surface water quality is important for the proper function of aquatic ecosystems, as well as human needs and recreation. Pasturelands have been found to be major sources of sediment, phosphorus and pathogens in Midwest surface water resources. While poor grazing management may lead to contaminated surface water, little is known about the specific amount of…


Scientific research essential for agriculture

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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed the need to promote scientific research in a bid to ensure sustainable development for the agricultural sector. The Deputy PM was speaking at a meeting with leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on June 17, during which he described agriculture as one of Vietnam’s…


SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ESSENTIAL FOR AGRICULTURE IN VIETNAM

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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed the need to promote scientific research in a bid to ensure sustainable development for the agricultural sector. The Deputy PM was speaking at a meeting with leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on June 17, where he described agriculture as one of Vietnam’s strengths…


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