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Genetic Study of Soil Microbes May Offer Help for Climate Change

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Bayer advances new soybean varieties in the Midwest with a new $8.1 million research...

In Illinois, Bayer announced the grand opening of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center at the Midwest Field Technology Station. Bayer invested $8.1 million...

UAVs improve wheat breeding by rapid phenotyping

In Kansas, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded $975,000 to Kansas State University to incorporate unmanned aerial vehicles into the process of...

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