Food and Agricultural Sciences

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In response to a growing population, the progress of agricultural science has gained attention over the century particularly in regard to issues of food security.

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Microbiome research lays the groundwork for new ecological strategies in plant breeding

Microbiome research lays the groundwork for new ecological strategies in plant breeding

Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Using CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing to produce the ‘perfect’ barley

Using CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing to produce the ‘perfect’ barley

New partnership to harness the power of genomic science to overcome poverty, hunger, and malnutrition

New partnership to harness the power of genomic science to overcome poverty, hunger, and malnutrition

Artificial nanopores enable single molecule-sorting of genetic material

Artificial nanopores enable single molecule-sorting of genetic material

Study provides vital information on how plants manage stress

Study provides vital information on how plants manage stress

Research reveals role of bacteria in mediating soil carbon cycling

Research reveals role of bacteria in mediating soil carbon cycling

Antimicrobial compounds from soybean plants may help animals stay healthy

Antimicrobial compounds from soybean plants may help animals stay healthy

How is Climate Change affecting Global Agriculture?

How is Climate Change affecting Global Agriculture?

New framework evaluates the intersection of urbanization and agrobiodiversity

New framework evaluates the intersection of urbanization and agrobiodiversity

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Study compares protein quality of meat-based burgers and plant-based burgers

Study compares protein quality of meat-based burgers and plant-based burgers

Genetically modified plants can produce and release insect sex pheromones to deal with pests

Genetically modified plants can produce and release insect sex pheromones to deal with pests

Climate change in the Mediterranean may reduce water resources, increase irrigation demand

Climate change in the Mediterranean may reduce water resources, increase irrigation demand

Treating Manure to Save the Planet

Treating Manure to Save the Planet

Researchers analyze patterns of rice adaptation to drought tolerance

Researchers analyze patterns of rice adaptation to drought tolerance

Researchers perform targeted mutagenesis to prolong dormancy in barley

Researchers perform targeted mutagenesis to prolong dormancy in barley

Researchers use DNA to track the genetic evolution, migration of chickpea

Researchers use DNA to track the genetic evolution, migration of chickpea

Everglades Agricultural Area: Best management practices to reduce phosphorus loads

Everglades Agricultural Area: Best management practices to reduce phosphorus loads

Research analyzes strengths and weaknesses of seed-supply systems to support forest restoration

Research analyzes strengths and weaknesses of seed-supply systems to support forest restoration