In the age of big data, size is beginning to matter less and less as some researchers now question what to do with it all. While, on one hand, genome sequences and increasingly detailed genetic maps of Earth’s major crop species have proliferated, the field research of those same crops around the world has remained fragmented at best.
And that’s a problem. It’s the genotype in the environment, after all, that is measured in bushels per acre. Continue reading “Improving yields—globally”