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A new study finds that three corn varieties bred for drought resistance also stand up better to the Banks grass mite when drought conditions set in—a potential boon to growers in regions with diminishing water supplies. Here, senior author Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D. (right), and lead author Alice Ruckert, Ph.D., former student Ramirez’s lab at Utah State University, check young corn plots in field cages. (Photo courtesy of Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D.)

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