research

$9.4M awarded to pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made... more »

USDA awards $21.4M for Extension, organic research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details of 26 grants that will help organic farmers and ranchers improve business operations and bring more organic food to the... more »

BioConsortia adds scientists to Science Advisory Board

BioConsortia Inc. added three experts to its Scientific Advisory Board. All three are renowned leaders in their respective fields of research and each brings experience and knowledge to different aspects of BioConsortia’s AMS (Advanced Microbial... more »

Blueberry industry to continue research, promotion order

Highbush blueberry producers and importers have voted to continue the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. In a referendum held from July 5 to July 28, 74 percent of the producers and importers voting, and... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission establishes mini-grants

Mini-grants are a new effort by the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission (MTFC) to ensure a fast response to pressing issues facing the tree fruit industry. Adopted by the MTFC board on Aug. 17, the mini-grant... more »

Scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four... more »

Penn State research helps shape apple industry

One glance at a commercial orchard today and you realize these aren't your grandfather's apple trees. Long gone are the 40-foot-high, widely spaced, gnarled and spindly trees of the past. They have been replaced by... more »

WSU partners with drone manufacturer for research

DJI, a commercial drone manufacturer, and Washington State University (WSU) will partner on research and use of unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture. DJI and WSU will jointly develop methods to improve agriculture with unmanned... more »

University report makes the case for more ag research funding

A collaborative report, "Retaking the Field: The Case for a Surge in Agricultural Research," from 13 partnering universities and the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation is now available online. The report provides a case to policymakers... more »

Cornell NYSAES research to receive new equipment

Projects from Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) are set to receive more than $500,000 in new funding, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced May 27. The investment in the station is part of... more »


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