USDA report shows effects of wet weather on grain quality and planting

The U.S. Midwest has faced heavy rain and snow this spring, leading to massive amounts of flooding and drenched fields. Planting of some major crops has been delayed, and worries are elevated about grain quality in the face of numerous challenges.

Winter wheat

About 9% of winter wheat was in the headed stage as of […]

Wheat and heat: Using computer models to predict crop growth

It may be winter at the moment in Australia, but researchers there are keeping their sights on all things warm with the focus of their research: how heat waves affect wheat.

Their study mixes real-world observations with computer science, creating models that demonstrate how wheat responds to heat-caused changes in the air, soil, water and […]

Seeing the light: Tricking plants into growing

For plants to grow, they need three things: a place to grow and water and sun to nourish them. Without one of these three, the plant could suffer and, eventually, die.

But what if we could change all that? That’s the questions that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison tried to answer—and the answer could […]