As marijuana gets most of the press and vies for consumer dollars, there’s a whole other, less sexy angle — hemp. The possibilities here are intriguing.
The next frontier in research (that will invigorate the hyperyielders of the future) is at the molecular level, paired with field optimization.
Far from being a fashionable whipping boy, I have genuine concerns about biofuels’ viability on multiple fronts.
A multi-leg turkey trot (spanning time and space) is what allows us to partake in the yearly smorgasbord. Get out your batons for the relay!
Plant probiotics (generally called endophytes because they reside inside the plant) similarly have a profound influence on health and productivity.
When a farmer uses a pesticide against a pest, weed, or pathogen, s/he is essentially conducting a field-scale micro-evolution project.
As the fervor over many controversial ag topics thaws, climate change seems to be getting catapulted to the lead of the social discussion.
On the pest management front in agriculture, we often want to encourage steamy insect sex — though not actually in a way the critters can follow through.
I just hit a milestone: my 30th anniversary as a lettuce grower [raucous applause?]. First as a young tyke at the family farm, and later in the wondrous, climate controlled college greenhouse. The latter was hydroponic, far removed from my conventional rearing. Fortunately, the experience I had amassed in the field was easily “convertible” into […]
Eating insects is a plausible approach to food sustainability — a way to constructively talk about averting the dreary future predicted in sci-fi novels.