News tagged with germplasm

Time is ticking for some crop's wild relatives

A botanist brings a species of alfalfa from Siberia, to the United States. His hope? The plant survives, and leads to a new winter-hardy alfalfa. But what also happened during this time in the late 1800's, isn't just a story ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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ARS researching camelina as a new biofuel crop

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have long-term studies under way to examine growing camelina as a bioenergy crop for producing jet fuel for the military and the aviation industry. This research supports the ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Other
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Fungus-on-Fungus Fight Could Benefit Chickpeas

(PhysOrg.com) -- The fungus Ascochyta rabiei threatens chickpea crops the world over. But now this blight-causing pathogen could meet its match in Aureobasidium pullulans, a rival fungus that Agricultural ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Ecology
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