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Helping high school ag, science teachers integrate research into curriculum

High school science and agriculture teachers are gettting Ideas for new curriculum units and the chance to network with university professors and other teachers through iLEARN.
8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Satellite sensors track spring greenup, fall leaf-off

Spring came later this year, but high inter-annual variability is not unusual, according to geospatial scientists who been tracking the growing season since 2000 using environmental satellite data.
7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Steel Chips Show Promise at Removing E. Coli From Storm Drain Water

Contaminants in storm runoff can negatively impact water quality in rivers and streams, but filtering the water through steel chips may remove 85 to 95 percent of the E. coli.
23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scholarly Work Helps Nurses Cope with Night Shift, Fatigue

Shift work is one of the biggest factors that can drive nurses away from hospitals, but the develop workplace practices that help nurses cope with fatigue can help.
8-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Conservation Book Addresses Fragmented Populations, Genetic Isolation

"Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations" examines how management of fragmented plant and animal populations can improve through practical applications of conservation biology.
2-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preventing Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa with Sweet Potato-Enriched Bread

Scientists from Kenya and South Dakota are evaluating the bread’s starch digestibility and nutritional potential to sweet potato-enriched bread to help prevent vitamin A deficiency in Africa.
27-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Some Animal Viruses May Survive in Imported Feed Ingredients

Seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the transglobal journey from Asia or Europe to the United States in at least two commonly imported feed ingredients. That means feed biosecurity should be a major priority.
3-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Combining Satellite Data with Differing Spatial Resolutions, Spectral Bands

Sentinel 2 satellites have a higher spatial resolution and more spectral bands than Landsat 8, but Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence researchers are combining their data to track changes in land cover and land use in the Upper Midwest.
28-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST


Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT


More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT


Antarctica Iceberg: Has It Happened Before?

14-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT


Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus, Say South Dakota Scientists

30-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT


Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections

20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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