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International Year of Pulses

9/20/2017

Domesticating plants to grow as crops can turn out to be a double-edged scythe.

On one hand, selecting specific desirable traits, such as high yields, can increase crop productivity. But...

8/23/2017

Farmers across the world produce between 10 and 13 million tons of field pea every year. That makes it a top legume crop, just behind dry beans and chickpeas.

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7/18/2017

Kidney beans, like most other beans, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and folate. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which has...

6/14/2017

Farmers in Montana, and other parts of the Northern Great Plains, are shifting from cereal mono-cropping to a cereal-dry pea cropping system. This transition is not without its share of unknowns,...

5/10/2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants....

2/1/2017

The small but mighty chickpea packs a dietary and environmental punch. They are an important source of nutrition, especially protein, for billions of people across the world. Additionally,...

12/28/2016

The Crops Science Society of American (CSSA) is proud to announce the winners of its School Garden Photo Contest:  Green Scene of Chicago, IL, and Kennedy Middle School of Aiken, SC....

12/21/2016

Tim Close has found himself, happily, stuck in a library. But it’s not your typical library with shelves and books. It’s a genetic library of cowpea varieties, also known as black-eyed...

10/19/2016

 

Poor nutrition can cause health problems ranging from nutrient deficiencies to obesity. Nutrient deficiencies are less common in wealthy nations where people eat a high proportion...

9/8/2016

Educational videos released this week by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) celebrate the International Year of Pulses (IYP), as d...