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How Do Products to Control Parasites in Livestock Impact Dung Beetles?

The same products that get rid of internal parasites in livestock may adversely impact the dung beetles that help break down dung. That could be bad news for the dung beetles and livestock production.
7-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Developing Antidotes for Cyanide, Mustard Gas

Two new analytical methods, one to evaluate a new cyanide antidote, dimethyl trisulfide, and another to quickly detect a substance associated with exposure to mustard gas, are helping scientists develop countermeasures against these chemical warfare...
22-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Influenza D Antibodies Confirmed in Horses on Midwestern Farms

Researchers found antibodies against two strains of influenza D in blood samples from horses in the Midwest. “It’s nothing we need to worry about at this moment, but more studies are needed,” according to professor Feng Li.
16-Feb-2018 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Rapidly Measuring Beta-Glucan Content in Oats

It's the beta-glucan that gives oats its cholesterol-lowering power and now food scientists have a quick, accurate way of measuring it.
9-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


More Robust Listeria Risk Assessment by Including Heat-Injured Cells

Developing assessment models that more accurately predict the risk of Listeria contamination, particularly with regard to heat-injured cells, will help food manufacturers enhance food safety protocols—and protect consumers from foodborne pathogens.
5-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Biofuels Feedstock Study Supports Billion-Ton Estimate

Can farmers produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock? The answer is yes.
22-Jan-2018 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


Documentary Illustrates Importance of Community Newspapers

A one-hour documentary film based on the oral histories of eight North Dakota journalists illustrates the important role newspapers play in their community.
18-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


More Accurately Identifying Forests, Grasses, Crops

A new program uses Landsat satellite data to automatically differentiate land cover into 16 categories in 30-meter resolution— and does so more accurately than other land cover products.
11-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST 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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