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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...
2014/09/17 13:47
2014/09/17 13:47
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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
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
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
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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2014/08/27 09:22
2014/08/27 09:22
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SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss climate change and CDFA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in...
2014/08/26 18:46
2014/08/26 18:46
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Detailed Images Aid Studies of Beneficial Wasps Using specialized digital photography methods, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are producing high-resolution images of members of the...
2014/08/22 17:19
2014/08/22 17:19
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Opportunities, challenges and visibility for how agriculture will meet future needs for food, fiber and energy are greater than ever, yet public funding for ag research may not be keeping up. The...
2014/08/22 13:46
2014/08/22 13:46
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ARS scientists have developed a more efficient way to test for Marek's disease and a new vaccine, called CVRM2, to protect chickens against the viruses that cause it. Click the image for more...
2014/08/22 13:46
2014/08/22 13:46
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ARS has developed and licensed the first sensor that can test peanut moisture levels in the shell and on the fly when farmers take their peanuts to local "buying points." To sell, peanuts must be...
2014/08/18 04:46
2014/08/18 04:46
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Wheat growers in western Nebraska face several serious challenges: Wheat stem sawfly. Wheat streak mosaic. Weeds, including kochia. Making best use of scarce moisture.You've got a Research is...
2014/08/15 17:19
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Responding to wheat production challenges: sawfly, virus, weeds Wheat growers in western Nebraska face several serious challenges: wheat stem sawfly. Wheat streak mosaic. Weeds, including kochia....
2014/08/14 14:46
2014/08/14 14:46
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ARS researchers have found insect-killing nematodes like this small roundworm tend to move together as a group like a school of fish or a pack of wolves, behavior that may contribute to the patchy...
2014/09/17 13:47
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