Image of the Day: Root Pottery
Image of the Day: Root Pottery
An agroecology grad student creates rhizosphere-inspired art.
Image of the Day: Root Pottery
Image of the Day: Root Pottery

An agroecology grad student creates rhizosphere-inspired art.

An agroecology grad student creates rhizosphere-inspired art.

Maize
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
Image of the Day: Corn Fed
Image of the Day: Corn Fed
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2018
Bumblebee colonies grow poorly in landscapes dominated by maize, researchers find.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Abby Olena | Oct 4, 2018
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 3, 2018
By combining alleles involved in plant height, an agricultural scientist has grown the world’s tallest cornstalk, breaking his own record set in 2017.
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 13, 2018
An analysis of 40 years of data also finds declines in pest populations after the introduction of the GM crop.
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.
45 Feet High and Rising
45 Feet High and Rising
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2017
A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2017
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.