Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Set for January 5-6

The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

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USDA scientists use traits from weed to boost rice yields in face of climate change

In ARS News

By Sharon Durham

Genetic traits in weedy rice may someday be used to develop sturdy, high-yield varieties of cultivated rice that will flourish in the face of climate change, thanks to findings by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This work, conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist Lewis Ziska and his colleagues.

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