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The International Weed Genomics Consortium has launched a new multipronged initiative to advance genetic sequencing of troublesome weeds. The organization is genetically sequencing 10 new weed genomes and is hosting an international conference and training workshops focused on weed genomics. Members of the Weed Science Society of America are among the global community of experts involved in the effort.

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The year started out with soils on the dry end of the spectrum over most of Missouri, suggesting easy planting and low potential for N loss. But, as often happens, it turned into a wet spring, starting in southern Missouri in April and spreading northward and westward through May and June.

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wis. – Zumba veterans and novices alike are invited to attend "Zumba on the Farm" at Granite Hills Farm LLC near Rock Springs. The free event also is designed to bring the public and farmers together to socialize and refuel with beef kabobs and chocolate milk.

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Establishing prairies may be a popular conservation practice, but there is some prep work that needs to be done before you welcome those pollinators.

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A team of scientists led by Texas A&M AgriLife is using magnetic-resonance imaging to examine crop roots. The team’s goal is to develop crops with stronger, deeper root systems that could enhance water-use efficiency.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn may enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops. That would enhance corn’s ability to take up nitrogen, according to a team of researchers, led by Pennsylvania State University.