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High oleic soybeans proving themselves on farms

    UNION BRIDGE, Md, — It was 2014. Belinda Burrier was in her first year as a farmer-leader with the soy checkoff when she was presented with an opportunity to grow high oleic soybeans on her farm in north-central Maryland.She decided to take a chance. And she...

New weigh wagon able to simplify DSB yield checks

    SEAFORD, Del. — Entrants of the Delaware Soybean Yield Contest no longer have to wait in long lines at the elevator to complete their yield checks. The Delaware Soybean Board has simplified the process this harvest season with the purchase of a weigh wagon....

Stronger rains could lessen heat damage to crops

      HANOVER, N.H. — Intensified rainstorms predicted as a result of climate change may have a modest silver lining: they could more efficiently water some major crops, and this would at least partially offset the far larger projected yield declines caused...

Flavonoids in sorghum roots may lead to frost-resistance

      STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Flavonoid compounds — produced by the roots of some sorghum plants — positively affect soil microorganisms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery is an early step in developing a frost-resistant line of the...

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