News tagged with grass

A model grass gets its genomic profile

The grass species known as the purple false brome, Brachypodium distachyon, has great potential as a model plant for research due to its short generation time, small size, small genome and ease of breeding. ...

Dec 13, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Weeds threaten carbon offset programs

Researchers have identified gamba grass and other invasive weeds as a potential threat to landholder involvement in environmental offset programs such as the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Aug 12, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 0

Fungi collection key in identifying diseases

A collection of fungi maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) played a crucial role in helping scientists identify the specific fungus causing an anthracnose disease discovered in a southern ...

Jul 30, 2013 not rated yet 0

Savvy seed sorter separates good from bad

Fast, portable, and comparatively inexpensive, an improved seed-sorting machine developed by aU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and an industry colleague is helping plant breeders and others ...

Jul 16, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1