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6/11/2012

An Israeli-American scientist and 52-year member of the Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy has been named the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate. The selection of Daniel...

4/8/2012

Washington, D.C. is celebrating 100 years of its famous cherry trees this spring and at the same time a new cherry tree variety named for former First Lady Helen Taft is being revealed....

3/21/2012

Water is such a key input for crop growth, there are no real alternatives, says Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) President Jeff Volenec. This is why issues around water have been identified...

2/21/2012

There are strong, continuing demands for well-prepared plant breeders in the public and private sectors worldwide. Regardless of where plant breeders are employed, expert stakeholders from...

12/20/2011

Corn grain yield in the northern Corn Belt is typically maximized when planting occurs in late April. However, spring rainfall often results in wet soils that can delay planting. With volatile...

12/14/2011

The path Iowa native Amy Asmus took through the field of agronomy is unlike many of her fellow CCAs. She didn’t grow up on a farm and she didn’t get a degree related to the farming...

10/14/2011

When the Wisconsin CCA courses began in 1994, Carl Nachreiner was first in line to get certified. “It was a pretty tough test,” he remembers. “I had been out of college for 14...

7/20/2011

Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenyan native Rachel Opole was exposed early on to the challenges of agriculture. From her father’s work in a veterinary research laboratory...