Genetic discovery may improve soybean drought tolerance

Genetic discovery may improve soybean drought tolerance

Research Highlights  »  Plant Breeding Genetic discovery may improve soybean drought tolerance The ProblemEvery year, drought impacts agricultural yield in some part of the world. Soybean, one of the most widely-grown crops on earth, is no exception. When...
Researchers add gene editing to rice research toolbox

Researchers add gene editing to rice research toolbox

Research Highlights  »  Plant Breeding Researchers add gene editing to rice research toolbox The ProblemVariety development is a core effort in the Division of Agriculture research. The need for new breeding material with important genetic traits in...
Wheat breeding lines for resistance to disease

Wheat breeding lines for resistance to disease

Research Highlights  »  Plant Breeding Wheat breeding lines for resistance to disease The Problem In Arkansas, wheat growers need high yields to make growing wheat profitable. Disease pressure can reduce those yields, impacting the grower’s profitability....
Primocane blackberries open new markets for fruit growers

Primocane blackberries open new markets for fruit growers

Research Highlights  »  Plant Breeding Primocane blackberries open new markets for fruit growers The ProblemTraditional, floricane-fruiting blackberry plants produce canes that only fruit every other year, and are typically limited to a 4-6 week growing...
Producing Enchantment, Arkansas’ first grape for red wine

Producing Enchantment, Arkansas’ first grape for red wine

Research Highlights  »  Plant Breeding Producing Enchantment, Arkansas’ first grape for red wine The ProblemArkansas’ harsh climate with cold winters and hot summers makes breeding wine grapes a challenge. The ResearchDecades of development went into...