Today's post will be the first in a series we're calling "What's New". No more than once per month, this series will highlight the latest scientific discoveries in the field of agriculture. We'll comb the scientific online community for most important upcoming changes to the farmers world. Breakthroughs in preventing root rot caused by phytophthora, and improving photosynthesis are today's highlights. P.S. There's a huge punchline at the end.