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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :ARS's new automated spraying system can detect the presence, size, shape and fo
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
ARS's new automated spraying system can detect the presence, size, shape and foliage density of trees and then apply the optimum amount of pesticide in real time. Click the image for more information about it. New Sprayer Technology Reduces... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :USDA Research Identifies Factors for Faster Commercial Honey Bee Queen Failure
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
USDA Research Identifies Factors for Faster Commercial Honey Bee Queen Failure BELTSVILLE, Md., Feb. 10, 2016—Temperature extremes during shipping and elevated pathogen levels may be contributing to honey bee queens failing faster today than in the... Read more
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PhysOrg
A striking new crape myrtle for Florida's gardens and landscapesFlowers of the new ‘Big Pink’ crape myrtle. Credit: Alan W. Meerow A striking t
A striking new crape myrtle for Florida's gardens and landscapes
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Flowers of the new ‘Big Pink’ crape myrtle. Credit: Alan W. Meerow A striking type of pink crape myrtle could soon be gracing lawns and gardens in southern Florida because of a chance discovery by Agricultural Research Service scientists. Commonly... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :A selection of Andean dry beans, Phaseolus vulgaris, from the Andean bean diver
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
A selection of Andean dry beans, Phaseolus vulgaris, from the Andean bean diversity panel—one of several accomplishments by ARS researchers and their partners on the Feed the Future Grain Legumes Project. Click the image for more information about... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :The mosquito Aedes aegypti can spread several diseases, including Zika virus, a
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
The mosquito Aedes aegypti can spread several diseases, including Zika virus, as it travels from person to person. Click the image for more information about it. USDA Pest Management Program Targets Virus-transmitting Mosquitoes U.S. Department of... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :A striking new type of crape myrtle will soon join dozens of other crape myrtle
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
A striking new type of crape myrtle will soon join dozens of other crape myrtle varieties now being sold in South Florida's nurseries and garden centers. Click the image for more information about it. A Striking New Crape Myrtle for Florida's... Read more
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Grainnet.com
University of Illinois Ecologist Develops New Model to Better Predict Field Working DaysUrbana, IL - Farmers and crop insurers depend on seasonal predictions of weathe
University of Illinois Ecologist Develops New Model to Better Predict Field Working Days
Grainnet.com / Posted 16 days ago
Urbana, IL - Farmers and crop insurers depend on seasonal predictions of weather and soil workability to select appropriate cultivars, make decisions about planting and harvest dates, forecast yield, and determine risk. However, climate... Read more
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PhysOrg
Palmer amaranth could affect Illinois soybean yieldFarmers should learn to identify Palmer amaranth at early growth stages, well b
Palmer amaranth could affect Illinois soybean yield
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
Farmers should learn to identify Palmer amaranth at early growth stages, well before it produces seed. Credit: Aaron Hager. Although agricultural weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) primarily impacts southern U.S. states, new research shows it... Read more
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Grainnet.com
University of Illinois Weed Ecologist Studies Impact of Palmer Amaranth to IL Soybean YieldsUrbana, IL - Although agricultural weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) pr
University of Illinois Weed Ecologist Studies Impact of Palmer Amaranth to IL Soybean Yields
Grainnet.com / Posted 17 days ago
Urbana, IL - Although agricultural weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) primarily impacts southern U.S. states, new research shows it could soon spread further north and damage soybean yields in Illinois. “We did a common garden study in... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Victory for vegansAnd for that you can thank a bevy of celebrities promoting plant-based diets; a
Victory for vegans
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
And for that you can thank a bevy of celebrities promoting plant-based diets; a growing focus by restaurant chefs - including in the traditionally veg wasteland of the fast-casual scene - on making produce seductive; an onslaught of veg-centric... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :New ARS Bee Genebank Will Preserve Genetic Diversity and Provide Breeding Resou
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 18 days ago
New ARS Bee Genebank Will Preserve Genetic Diversity and Provide Breeding Resources The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing the country's beekeepers.... Read more
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PhysOrg
'Fingerprint' to identify foodborne pathogens moves closer to productionA Purdue University innovation creates a "fingerprint" to identify foodborne pa
'Fingerprint' to identify foodborne pathogens moves closer to production
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
A Purdue University innovation creates a "fingerprint" to identify foodborne pathogens by using a light-scatter field in a pathogen colony shown in the upper right corner just above the fingerprint of a pathogen. The patented device, called the... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :ARS developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce. Click the ima
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 24 days ago
ARS developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce. Click the image for more information about it. An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, and his collaborators have developed an antimicrobial wash... Read more
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PhysOrg
New technique creates renewable "bio-oil"ARS scientists are testing this mobile pyrolysis system for on-farm production
New technique creates renewable "bio-oil"
PhysOrg / Posted 29 days ago
ARS scientists are testing this mobile pyrolysis system for on-farm production of bio-oil from agricultural waste materials. Credit: Mark Schaffer The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel, such as petroleum, with a renewable source of sustainable... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel with a renewable source of sustainable
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Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 30 days ago
The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel with a renewable source of sustainable energy is enough to get any environmentalist excited. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil”... Read more

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