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2014/10/02 11:39
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Corn earworms (also known as cotton bollworms) cost cotton producers an estimated $200 million a year in lost crops and control expenses, and they are notoriously hard to track because they migrate at...
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2014/10/01 15:46
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A recent study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists indicated that just three compounds in beef manure were responsible for generating...
2014/10/01 05:17
2014/10/01 05:17
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Honeybees are much more than the adorable face of your favorite breakfast cereal or Jerry Seinfeld's favorite Pixar hero. And, they're creating a much bigger buzz in the U.S. economy than you might...
2014/09/29 14:10
2014/09/29 14:10
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UNH joins USDA Northeast Climate Hub Monday, September 29, 2014 DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire is one of 12 land-grant universities in the Northeast to join a coalition of peer...
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2014/09/28 18:01
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Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy "trans fats?" -- Billy S., Salem, Ore. Most public health...
2014/09/26 13:46
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Shallow oxbow lakes fitted with low dams called weirs to slow water flow can help trap pesticides, nutrients and sediment from field runoff. Click the image for more information about it. Isolated...
2014/09/25 18:38
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Alcorn State University will hold its annual Sweet Potato Jamboree at its Mound Bayou Extension/Research Farm and Technology Transfer Center located at 294 Grainger Dorsey Road in Mound Bayou Friday...
2014/09/25 00:20
2014/09/25 00:20
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After about a decade of research—plus more work, done by predecessors—he thinks he's got an answer: Two fungi species that hail from the Eurasian steppes to which tumbleweed is native. He and his...
2014/09/24 14:46
2014/09/24 14:46
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ARS research shows that spring is the optimal season for applying poultry litter to corn fields in the South and Southeast and can improve crop yields. Click the image for more information about...
2014/09/22 14:46
2014/09/22 14:46
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ARS researchers have identified two new biological controls for tumbleweed, which is a nasty problem in the American West. Photo courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr. Click the image for a 300 dpi...
2014/09/19 20:34
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Nutrient management is a large focus this year from the private and public sectors and a lot of the problems farmers face are buried in the soil. Director of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS)...
2014/09/17 13:47
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ARS researchers have identified compounds from extracts of bacteria that live inside beneficial nematodes that can suppress pecan scab (shown on left), a major fungal disease affecting pecan...
2014/09/15 15:46
2014/09/15 15:46
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As part of the "2,000 Bull Project," ARS geneticist Warren Snelling has identified genetic markers that make it easier to pinpoint cattle that have the hard-to-measure trait of meat tenderness,...
2014/09/15 12:39
2014/09/15 12:39
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Drought is the most important constraint limiting wheat yields in the U.S. Southern High Plains, and the past four years of exceptional drought have provided a tremendous opportunity for research and...
2014/09/11 21:03
2014/09/11 21:03
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Company Connections The Genesee County Economic Development Center and Muller Quaker Dairy this week received the 2014 Northeastern Economic Development Association’s Project of the Year award. The...
2014/09/10 00:20
2014/09/10 00:20
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According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, American households suffer far more “food insecurity” than do families in Angola, Mozambique and Pakistan. The USDA uses different standards to gauge...
2014/09/05 16:23
2014/09/05 16:23
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Meet Georgia Eizenga, research geneticist (plants)Describe what you study and what you do at DBNRRC. What project are you working on now? I study ancestral rice species. These are the rice species...
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2014/09/05 00:57
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Consider for a moment the lowly honeybee. These industrious insects go on about their business of pollinating flowers and making honey for themselves and a nice healthy surplus for us to...
2014/08/29 13:46
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ARS researchers and their colleagues have developed a new lure that is seven times more powerful than the current standard for bringing the navel orangeworm, the number one insect pest of almonds,...
2014/08/29 12:39
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The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee. "Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the...
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