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US wheat sustainability is in the details | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

When it comes to analyzing the sustainability of agricultural crops, there is a tendency to apply generalized metrics or standards to a wide swath of scenarios. While there is value in using generalized metrics, broad stroke approaches can miss the small details that often make a big difference in regional situations. Seeing the whole forest is important, but sometimes you learn more by focusing a little more on individual trees.
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National Science Foundation awards grant extension to continue development of high-throughput measurements of plant traits

National Science Foundation awards grant extension to continue development of high-throughput measurements of plant traits | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase food production.
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Plant compounds studied for food safety chores | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

In ongoing investigations, U.S. Department of Agriculture and university researchers are taking a fresh look at the ability of olive powder and other plant compounds to combat foodborne pathogens and keep food safe to eat.

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UW professor honored for making rangeland science available to all

UW professor honored for making rangeland science available to all | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The United States Agricultural Information Network in April will present honorary membership to John Tanaka of the University of Wyoming in recognition for making rangeland science more widely accessible, collecting local knowledge and strengthening knowledge networks.
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Advancements in crop genomics using high-throughput phenotyping | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of agricultural research, is key to accelerating progress in crop improvement. To ensure continuing advances, there is a critical need to train graduate students and scientists in this emerging technology.
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USDA studies confirm plant water demands shift with water availability | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

USDA studies confirm plant water demands shift with water availability | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Then they combined these approximations with field data of precipitation and estimates of plant water loss to generate indicators of plant water use efficiency.
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