US says rogue wheat was 'isolated' incident
US agriculture officials said Friday the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in an Oregon field appears to be an isolated incident.
Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.
Chrome OS thwarts attack attempts in Pwnium challenge
Linux and Intel 386 processors will part ways
Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic
(Phys.org)—Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, ...
Tiny plants could cut costs, shrink environmental footprint
Tall, waving corn fields that line Midwestern roads may one day be replaced by dwarfed versions that require less water, fertilizer and other inputs, thanks to a fungicide commonly used on golf courses.
Pod corn develops leaves in the inflorescences
In a variant of maize known as pod corn, or tunicate maize, the maize kernels on the cob are not 'naked' but covered by long membranous husks known as glumes. According to scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...
Linux Foundation takes Linux pulse in progress report
Practical screening method from USDA to speed up scab-resistant wheat breeding
Individual kernels of wheat and barley can be quickly evaluated for resistance to a damaging scab disease by using near infrared light (NIR) technology, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study conducted ...
Researchers discover secrets of nutritious corn breed that withstands rigors of handling
Rutgers researchers have discovered the basis for what makes corn kernels hard, a quality that allows corn to be easily harvested, stored and transported. The findings could lead to better hybrids and increase ...
Maryland researchers turn poplar trees into biofuel
In response to a national call for homegrown, Earth-friendly fuels to fill Americans' gas tanks, a couple of University of Maryland researchers are planting trees.
Sorter Detects and Removes Damaged Popcorn Kernels
(PhysOrg.com) -- A device developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist to sort wheat has been successfully used to detect and remove popcorn kernels that have been damaged by fungi.
Microwave Meter Measures Moisture and Density of In-Shell Peanuts
(PhysOrg.com) -- A microwave meter that instantaneously measures both moisture and density of in-shell peanuts has been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, making it easier and faster ...
Wet ethanol production process yields more ethanol and more co-products
Using a wet ethanol production method that begins by soaking corn kernels rather than grinding them, results in more gallons of ethanol and more usable co-products, giving ethanol producers a bigger bang for their buck - ...