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Crop Science

John Perry: Is the pesticide industry headed toward science — or science fiction?

Just as consumers demanded — and received — antibiotic-free meat, the drumbeat is building for pesticide-free crop production. Is that a realistic goal? What are the trade-offs? John Perry, agronomic services team manager with Simplot Grower Solutions, joins us to discuss the future of crop science....
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Severe weather across the U.S. resulting in high risk for mycotoxins

Each growing season can present its own unique challenges, from hot temperatures and drought to excess rainfall and flooding. Extreme weather conditions can not only reduce yield but also delay harvest, increase plant stress and lead to future issues for the crop, including molds and mycotoxins....

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou: The global rise of CRISPR

The global population is growing at a rate that will outpace our food supply. How do we feed the world without exhausting its resources? CRISPR has proven to be a sustainable solution, but will regulations and public perception allow science to unleash this powerful tool? To answer these questions and more, we went straight to the source: Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, whose groundbreaking CRISPR researc...

Amino Acids: What are they and what do they do?

Amino acids are critical to plant health, helping offset external stressors and even contributing to new growths of other parts of the plant....