Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to isolate a gene that allows rice to survive prolonged flooding.
Scientists have produced a ‘methylome’ for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. It’s an important step towards a new way of improving crops, called epigenetic breeding, say researchers. Read moreRead More »
Greg D Horstmeier, DTN Editor-in-Chief, looks into why getting so many groups involved with so many agriculture issues may not be the best thing for the future of our agriculture. Read moreRead More »