News Archives - Modern Farmer
Cracking the Genetic Code of the Lychee

After mapping the genes of this short-season tropical fruit, researchers make a discovery that could... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 9, 2022
Is Beet Juice the Future of Deicing City Streets?

Deicers made with a mixture of sugar beet molasses and salt are gaining traction.

Dan Nosowitz
January 5, 2022
The 10 Most-Read Modern Farmer Stories of 2021

Revisit your favorites and read up on the ones you missed this year.

Modern Farmer
December 31, 2021
This Year in Food and Farming

A recap of 2021, a year filled with equal parts hope and disappointment.

Dan Nosowitz
December 23, 2021
Crop Pests and Diseases Dramatically Rise in China

Researchers suspect climate change to be a major factor in the whopping 400 percent increase.

Dan Nosowitz
December 15, 2021
Farmers Cry ‘Avocad-no!’ to Crazy Low Prices in Australia

A dramatic surplus of fruit has driven avocado prices so far down that, in some... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 6, 2021
First Evidence of Tobacco Use Dates Back Over 12,000 Years

The plant’s use predates agriculture, but how humans were utilizing it then still is not... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 27, 2021
Scientists Receive $25 Million to Learn to Talk With Plants

Researchers from several universities are banding together to launch a center to study plant communication.

Dan Nosowitz
October 6, 2021
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