Mutation in single rice gene cancels interspecific hybrid…

Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species. Joint press release by Hokkaido University, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences…

Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major…

[caption id="attachment_14276" align="alignnone" width="775"] The Colorado potato beetle’s rapid spread, hardiness, and recognizable tiger-like stripes have caught global attention since it began infesting potatoes in the 1800s. PHOTO: ZACH COHEN[/caption] The Colorado potato beetle is…

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting…

[caption id="attachment_14164" align="alignnone" width="775"] A farmer harvests cranberries from a flooded marsh at Cranberry Creek Cranberries Inc. in Necedah, Wisconsin. UW–Madison engineers have invented a device that automates the process of counting cranberries on the…

Breeding highly productive corn has reduced its ability…

[caption id="attachment_13613" align="alignnone" width="646"] Natalia de Leon takes notes on experimental corn plots at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. By measuring populations of corn plants across North America, de Leon and colleagues could test…