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Research and innovation in crop genetics and plant breeding are essential for ensuring food security, sustainable agriculture, and the adaptation of crops to changing environmental conditions. Advances in these fields have allowed for the development of crops with improved yields, increased resistance to pests and diseases, and enhanced nutritional quality.
Feeding growing populations is placing increasing demands on improving crop productivity. Research activities focus on utilizing advanced crop genetics and plant breeding techniques to develop higher-yielding crop varieties with enhanced disease resistance as well as identifying optimal production practices which support enhanced plant development and growth.
(02/22/23) Scientists continue to learn more about roseau cane die-offs, roseau cane scale and solutions to these problems.
(02/14/23) AgCenter corn and grain sorghum specialist Matt Foster will be a featured speaker at the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C.