Crop breeders say they've noticed a trend toward a greater emphasis on developing new varieties with enhanced nutrition in mind.
Besides inviting visitors to bee centers on its corporate campuses outside Raleigh, North Carolina, and Monheim, Germany, Bayer offers teachers a downloadable digital science lesson about bees.
Traditional fish feed is currently costing between $1,450 and $2,000 per ton, while soybean meal runs about $425 per ton
The Washington wheat industry is researching variety planting dates to boost yields. But an Oregon State University wheat breeder is concerned the move could blur market classes and reduce the pay to farmers.
Washington State University Associate Professor of Horticulture Kate Evans steers the first apple breeding program to use DNA testing for quality.
Aquatic insects have helped researchers in Oregon and Idaho assess water quality in streams running past farm land, which could lead to funding opportunities fo agriculturalr land owners willing to partake in water-quality projects.
University research on reducing ammonia emissions from manure effluent could help dairies reduce impacts from odor.
The California Strawberry Commission is highlighting separate studies unveiled this year linking regular strawberry consumption with prevention of Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
The field experiment on the Olympic Peninsula attempts to validate, on the ground, how well global satellites measure precipitation from space.
Farmers in Idaho's Magic Valley who are experimenting with cover crops and direct seeding say the practices are the way of the future for agriculture.
The university hopes to secure approval from the DEA and the Oregon Department of Agriculture in time to begin the research next year.