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It’s Another Less-Than-Fruitful Year for Cranberries

The Thanksgiving staple may be in short supply this year.

Shea Swenson
Turn Your Backyard Into a Snack Yard With Edible Landscapes

Landscapers are making private and public spaces more useful, and planting edible alternatives to traditional... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 7, 2022
Scientists Get to the Core of the Honeycrisp Apple

Cornell University researchers have successfully mapped 97 percent of the apple’s genome, a boon for... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 2, 2022
How Plant Hormones Could Be Used to Increase Crop Yields

Scientists recently discovered a new family of hormones that could help boost the output of... (more)

Shea Swenson
October 27, 2022
What’s In a (Food) Name?

From oat milk to vegan burgers, plant-based dairy and meat products are gaining traction—and sparking... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 24, 2022
Changing Tastes Fuel a Buckwheat Revival

Thanks to the growing demand for gluten-free foods and interest in alternative flours, buckwheat is... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
October 21, 2022
Could Edible Cactus Be the Next Big Specialty Crop?

Often treated as a weed, prickly pear cactus has a ton of potential. But first,... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
October 17, 2022
Are Invasive Species Always Bad?

Researchers at Brown University want to emphasize the positive impacts of some non-native species.

Shea Swenson
October 15, 2022
Why You Should Grow Almonds and Thyme Together

A new study confirms that these plants make the perfect pairing—both environmentally and economically.

Shea Swenson
October 3, 2022
This Seed Detective Travels the World Tracking Down Lost Crops

Adam Alexander travels the world looking for new seeds to add to his collection, an... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 29, 2022
Making the Case for Intercropping

A new study supports the practice of cultivating more than one crop in a field... (more)

Shea Swenson
September 28, 2022