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Helicoverpa armigera, a dangerous global pest that is closely related to the corn earworm, has been discovered in Puerto Rico, and experts say an invasion of the U.S. mainland is "just a matter of time."
With the markets tipping in the favor of beans, some growers are considering planting soybeans after soybeans this year, but agronomists, plant pathologists and weed scientists warn that the practice comes with a host of agronomic issues.
Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is tapped to rescue the dying American chestnut tree, and scientists identify the gene that helps plants naturally lower their arsenic levels.