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Newswise: With new barley variety, Cornell leads way for NYS brewers
Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:40 PM EDT
With new barley variety, Cornell leads way for NYS brewers
Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have just released a new variety of New York-adapted spring barley, to meet needs created by a 2012 Farm Brewery Bill that expects New York’s craft brewers to steadily increase the amount of state-sourced ingredients used in their beer.

Newswise: Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution
Released: 26-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution
Washington University in St. Louis

A new global study reveals the extent to which high-yielding rice varieties favored in the decades since the “Green Revolution” have a propensity to go feral, turning a staple food crop into a weedy scourge.Weedy rice is a de-domesticated form of rice that infests paddies worldwide and aggressively outcompetes cultivated varieties.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:40 AM EDT
NMU Launches Indoor Agriculture Program
Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University will begin offering an indoor agriculture associate degree program this fall. Through a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach, graduates learn equally about plant biology and the construction/maintenance of indoor growing systems, preparing them for a variety of career opportunities.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
DHS S&T Completes Successful Test of DNA Tool to Detect African Swine Fever in Pigs
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and MatMaCorp completed a successful evaluation of a field-deployable genetic test to detect African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in infected pigs and pork products.

Newswise: How drones can help farmers
Released: 25-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
How drones can help farmers
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

With a little training, farmers and scientists can use drones to grow food more efficiently

Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Planning for future water security in China
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The findings of a new study underscore the value and potential of technological adoptions to help design targets and incentives for water scarcity mitigation measures.

Released: 20-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s - captured by the novels of John Steinbeck - was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression.

Newswise: Getting climate smart in Armenia
Released: 20-Mar-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Getting climate smart in Armenia
Cornell University

A Cornell University Global Climate Change Science and Policy course is helping students and researchers lead efforts in Armenia to mobilize action related to agriculture.

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Released: 20-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Research shows most bird feed contains troublesome weed seeds
Cambridge University Press

Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management suggests there may be one unintended consequence to this popular hobby. Bird feed mixtures may be helping to spread troublesome weeds that threaten agricultural crops.

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