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Much of the world's farmland is already at risk from palmer amaranth. The threat could spread further north as the climate warms.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists are finding microbes that are good for crops but bad for weeds.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice.

Annie Roth, Contributor

Scientists identified the key gene that helps certain rice varieties keep their heads above water.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Drones may spare groves from mass infestation.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

New study shows how sand sedges lure beneficial bacteria to their roots.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image of person discarding vegetable scraps

New study looks at the nearly 300 million pounds of food Americans discard every day -- and its cost to our resources.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Bacteria that help sorghum survive drought could someday be used as probiotics for crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

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