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PhysOrg
Taking the temperature of water-thirsty plantsOverhead view of nonstressed corn crop. Credit: ARS, Water Management Research
Taking the temperature of water-thirsty plants
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Overhead view of nonstressed corn crop. Credit: ARS, Water Management Research Unit When crops get thirsty, they get hot. Scientists can use canopy temperatures to determine if crops are water stressed. An Agricultural Research Service engineer in... Read more
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PhysOrg
A new forage comes to the Midwest, courtesy of natureA pasture of Hidden Valley grass at a farm near Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Credi
A new forage comes to the Midwest, courtesy of nature
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
A pasture of Hidden Valley grass at a farm near Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Credit: Michael Casler A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon be helping to boost cattle and dairy production. The grass, which has adapted well... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :ARS horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda (right) has developed a rotatable trellis sys
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
ARS horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda (right) has developed a rotatable trellis system giving blackberry growers more management options and increasing boost profits. Click the image for more information about it. A U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon begin to
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon begin to help boost cattle and dairy production in parts of the Upper Midwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Madison, Wisconsin, recently released the grass... Read more
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PhysOrg
Introducing Gulfsnow, a new peach variety from ARSA new peach variety, Gulfsnow, was developed by the Agricultural Research Servi
Introducing Gulfsnow, a new peach variety from ARS
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
A new peach variety, Gulfsnow, was developed by the Agricultural Research Service in cooperation with the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. Credit: Thomas Beckman A new peach variety developed by an Agricultural Research Service... Read more
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iol.co.za
Want tasty tomatoes? Try this trickREUTERSIf you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average frui
Want tasty tomatoes? Try this trick
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
REUTERSIf you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from a grocery store, you know the latter is a pale substitution. Washington - If you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from a grocery... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Georgia and the University
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Georgia and the University of Florida scientists worked cooperatively to develop Gulfsnow, a new peach variety. The new variety should give growers in the southeastern lower coastal plain an edge... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Scientists want to use this trick to make your tomatoes tastierIf you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from
Scientists want to use this trick to make your tomatoes tastier
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
If you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from a grocery store, you know the latter is a pale substitution. But by slightly tweaking the way tomatoes are prepared for sale, scientists say, they can make them just a bit... Read more
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PhysOrg
Better-tasting grocery store tomatoes could soon be on their wayThe Tomato, (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) flowering, associated with a young, dev
Better-tasting grocery store tomatoes could soon be on their way
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
The Tomato, (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) flowering, associated with a young, developing fruit. Credit: Earth100/Wikipedia Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Here's the secret to making tomatoes taste better than everThe answer to beautiful looking but watery tasting tomatoes is on the horizon,
Here's the secret to making tomatoes taste better than ever
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
The answer to beautiful looking but watery tasting tomatoes is on the horizon, according to new research. The secret, it seems, is hot water. A new study suggests that adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :Tumlinson Delivers 2015 ARS Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture at ACS Annua
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 11 days ago
Tumlinson Delivers 2015 ARS Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture at ACS Annual Meeting "Insect Herbivore Pest Management with Chemical Ecology" is the subject of James H. Tumlinson's 2015 ARS Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture, which he... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Striking BackAn invasive species, this type of stink bug - which, true to its name, can emit
Striking Back
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 20 days ago
An invasive species, this type of stink bug - which, true to its name, can emit a strong odor - was first identified in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2001, but quickly spread to other areas and states because it has no natural predators. Locally, the... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :Klee Delivers 2015 ARS B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture at ASHS Annual Conference
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 23 days ago
Klee Delivers 2015 ARS B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture at ASHS Annual Conference "A Different Approach to Plant Breeding: Integrating Consumers with Genetics" is the title of Harry J. Klee's 2015 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) B.Y. Morrison... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :Americans should be eating more seafood, which would help them meet the Dietary
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted 24 days ago
Americans should be eating more seafood, which would help them meet the Dietary Guidelines and contribute to a healthier diet, according to ARS studies. Click the image for more information about it. Consumers Missing Out on Health Benefits of... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global ProductionElizabeth Coleman White inspects a blueberry bush in Whitesbog, N.J., date unkn
How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production
KPBS San Diego / Posted 25 days ago
Elizabeth Coleman White inspects a blueberry bush in Whitesbog, N.J., date unknown. White began working with blueberries in 1911. Nearly every plant that we now depend on for food — from wheat to beans to tomatoes — comes from ancestors that once... Read more
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redOrbit
How UTI bacteria avoids treatmentWhile the majority of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections can be wiped
How UTI bacteria avoids treatment
redOrbit / Posted 29 days ago
While the majority of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections can be wiped out with antibiotics, some manage to avoid elimination by remaining dormant, and new research from Duke University has found the possible reason why this happens. These... Read more
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PhysOrg
Breeding a better peanut butterFreshly dug OLé peanut plants. Credit: Kelly Chamberlin. Peanuts are big - big
Breeding a better peanut butter
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
Freshly dug OLé peanut plants. Credit: Kelly Chamberlin. Peanuts are big - big business that is. According to the National Peanut Board, Americans spend about $800 million a year on peanut butter, and peanuts contribute more than $4 billion a year to... Read more

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