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An inexpensive handheld sensor may simplify testing for pesticides on fruits and vegetables – but won’t replace government monitoring.

Valerie Brown, Contributor

Researchers look at what’s in soil to help farmers improve crops and their lives.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Why you shouldn’t throw your Jack-o-lantern guts away.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

A new study shows how kids can taste tiny differences in sweetness.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

The quest for better biomass fuels takes us to America’s heartland.

Keith Landry, Contributor

Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

From the mountains of Tajikistan to Standing Rock in the Dakotas, scientists are collaborating with indigenous people to study climate change and predict the future.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A solution that clings to plant leaves could make pesticide application more efficient and minimize soil contamination.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Small farmers in Vermont could benefit from research that discovered how to grow an exotic -- and lucrative -- spice during the winters.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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