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Article ID: 699128

Wheat Code Finally Cracked; Wheat Genome Sequence Will Bring Stronger Wheat Varieties to Farmers

Kansas State University

Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely-cultivated crop.

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Article ID: 698856

The Wheat Code Is Finally Cracked

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

The reference sequence of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop, is published, announced the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium.

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13-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699102

Duck Power: Measuring How Much Waterfowl Feel the Burn

University of Delaware

Researchers at the University of Delaware are studying how much energy ducks burn during a given day to study a habitat's carrying capacity. The data can be used to help with conservation efforts, determining if landscapes provide enough habitat to support waterfowl populations at ideal levels.

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16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699028

Play-Doh Helps Plant Research

University of Delaware

You know that smell of fresh cut grass? It's a cry for help. Plants use scent cues to protect themselves and new research has identified the use of these plant volatiles in agricultural settings.

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15-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698895

How Can I Help My Soil Hold More Carbon?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Using best practices, in the long-term, can reduce greenhouse gases and help the environment! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 15 Soils Matter blog explains how gardens and lawns can be used to store more carbon in soil.

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15-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698939

UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Produce More Meat, Dairy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu said.

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14-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698890

UF/IFAS Researchers Give Nutrient Recommendations for Citrus Greening

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Through funding from the state legislature-funded Citrus Initiative, Tripti Vashisth has found that leaves from greening-affected trees often show deficiencies in certain nutrients such as manganese, zinc, iron and more. This suggests that, because of greening, more of these are required and are critical for diseased plants’ survival.

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13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698892

New UF/IFAS Citrus Production Guide Helps Growers Survive in the Age of HLB

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Beginning this week, Florida citrus growers will have an updated resource to help them keep groves productive despite the ever-present threat of Huanglongbing, the bacterial malady also known as HLB or citrus greening disease.

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13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698819

SU Arboretum First in Maryland to Earn ArbNet Level III Accreditation

Salisbury University

With over 2,700 recorded trees, Salisbury University is comprised of some of the most horticulturally diverse grounds in its region. SU recently became the first in Maryland to receive Level III accreditation from the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Register of Arboreta.

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10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698755

UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In addition to antibiotic injections, scientists are trying to find the insect that transmits lethal bronzing to the trees. Bahder and his research team have been surveying symptomatic palms for about a year and so far, they’ve narrowed the list to two potential insects as possible conveyors of lethal bronzing.

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9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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