crop production

Align EU policy with global imperatives to halt ‘perfect storm’

• Integrated international and multidisciplinary response required for sustainable intensification of global agriculture• European agricultural policy must…

Resistant wheat goes for the gut to protect against Hessian flies

Hessian fly larvae midguts – similar to human intestines – were observed in three different feeding situations. Larvae on susceptible plants had normal midgut…

Agronomy Society Welcomes USDA Initiative on Mississippi River Basin

“Clean water and profitable crop production are possible with deployment of crop production practices that have been developed by ASA members. The initiative…

Watermelon's hidden killer

Watermelon vine decline (WVD) is a new and emerging disease that has created devastating economic losses for watermelon producers in Florida. Caused by the…

Flexible Soil Model Maps Remote Areas

Bruce Frazier and Richard Rupp of Washington State University and Toby Rodgers and Crystal Briggs of Soil Survey conducted this work in the Pasayten River…

Calcium Helps Evaluate Soil’s Ability to Retain Earth’s Carbon

Soils play a vital role in dealing with the environmental impacts of rising atmospheric carbon levels, primarily CO2, from natural and human activities. The…

Corn Yield Stability Varies with Rotations, Fertility

Understanding temporal variability in crop yields has implications for sustainable crop production, particularly since greater fluxes in crop yields are…

Certified Crop Adviser Program Developed for South Asia

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), an international scientific society based in Madison, WI, will develop and implement a highly qualified workforce…

Grasslands: the Future of Sustainable Agriculture

Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture was written to increase our awareness of the vital role grass and grassland plants have in…

Food Security: It Starts with Seed

With each passing year, the human population of our planet continues to expand. This growth has created a wide ranging strain on our water and soil resources,…

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