Plant diversity could be a natural repellent for crop pests

Scientists and farmers have long been puzzled over why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop. Now, a new study is shedding light on this interaction and shows that much of the discrepancy may have to do with the nutritional […]

Research shows genomics can match plant variety to climate stresses

A new study has shown that genomic signatures of adaptation in crop plants can help predict how crop varieties respond to stress from their environments. Led by a Kansas State University research team, this is the first study to document that genomic signatures of adaptation can help identify plants that will do well under certain […]