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2015/02/28 17:30
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – A perfectly preserved amber fossil from Myanmar has been found that provides evidence of the earliest grass specimen ever discovered – about 100 million years old – and even then it...
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2015/02/25 08:46
2015/02/25 08:46
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OLé, a new Spanish peanut variety with high levels of both heart healthy oleic acid and disease resistance has been released by ARS. Click the image for more information about it. A new Spanish...
2015/02/21 20:21
2015/02/21 20:21
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – A perfectly preserved amber fossil from Myanmar has been found that provides evidence of the earliest grass specimen ever discovered – about 100 million years old – and even then it...
2015/02/18 12:19
2015/02/18 12:19
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A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at an isolation ward where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images) Climate change...
2015/02/12 18:38
2015/02/12 18:38
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Millions of years before the psychedelic '60s, dinosaurs may have been tripping on a mind-altering substance that was a precursor to LSD. An amber fossil of ergot, a black fungus, estimated to be 100...
2015/02/12 16:47
2015/02/12 16:47
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ARS has released two new lines of cotton as sources of genetic resistance to cotton leaf curl virus, a disease that is causing major cotton losses in Asia and Africa. Photo courtesy of Jodi Scheffler,...
2015/02/12 14:40
2015/02/12 14:40
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No sooner have the Christmas decorations been stored away than the Valentine paraphernalia emerges. Shops around the world deck themselves out in pink and red and brace for the torrential sales surge...
2015/02/11 18:10
2015/02/11 18:10
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Peanut Farmers met in Tifton Wednesday to hear and present the latest information from crop research. The Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual research report day at the University of Georgia...
2015/02/11 14:47
2015/02/11 14:47
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, grazing low numbers of cattle on cover crops does not compact the soil or cut down on the organic matter added, according to new ARS research. Click the image for more...
2015/02/09 11:40
2015/02/09 11:40
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When it comes to versatile crop plants, sorghum might be considered "the little engine that could." It is drought tolerant, can thrive in poor soils, requires little or no fertilizer, and will grow...
2015/02/06 18:25
2015/02/06 18:25
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Revelations about animal suffering at a federal animal research facility have sure gotten the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They've also prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which...
2015/02/06 13:39
2015/02/06 13:39
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Agricultural Research Service scientists have found that two pathogens causing mysterious honey bee ailments are not just a problem in the spring, but might pose a threat year round. Entomologists...
2015/02/05 12:39
2015/02/05 12:39
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In many Midwestern crop fields, excess water laden with nitrates drains into subsurface tile pipes and then flows into surface streams and rivers in the Mississippi River watershed. When the...
2015/02/02 17:46
2015/02/02 17:46
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Researchers are shifting the way they look at the complex ecosystems of semi-arid dry lands; these perspectives are highlighted in a special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Click...
2015/01/30 19:38
2015/01/30 19:38
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It sounds like a Zen meditation: How do you perfectly remove the skin from a tomato without removing any of the flesh inside? But it's not monks on a mountaintop who have figured out the answer to the...
2015/01/29 11:39
2015/01/29 11:39
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Field runoff from farms in the Lake Erie basin is often rich in soluble plant nutrients, including phosphorus. When this nutrient-rich runoff reaches the lake, the phosphorus can support abundant...
2015/02/28 17:30
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