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Article ID: 702283

Penetrating the soil’s surface with radar

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Ground penetrating radar measures the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. Researchers' calculations from the data informs agricultural water use and climate models.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702329

UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar.

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17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702318

Protein Derived From Cottonseed for Human Nutrition One Step Closer to Reality

Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of Non-regulated Status for Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed TAM66274” has been approved by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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16-Oct-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702317

NAU Geneticist Awarded $500,000 USDA Grant to Prevent Tick-Borne Cattle Fever

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Joe Busch studies the ticks that carry cattle fever, where were largely eradicated in the United States but are crossing the southern border and infecting cattle.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702264

New UF/IFAS Entomologist: From a Kid’s ‘Lab’ to Helping Citrus Growers

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Lauren Diepenbrock works as the lead citrus extension entomologist focused on integrated pest management (IPM) programs at the Citrus Research and Education Center.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702220

Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

Cornell University

For the first time, a Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay within a “Goldilocks zone,” where 25 to 55 percent of the surrounding area contained natural lands. Outside this zone, flower plantings also drew more strawberry pests, while having no effect on wasps that kill those pests.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    15-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702106

Applying Auto Industry’s Fuel-Efficiency Standards to Agriculture Could Net Billions in Corn Sector, Researchers Conclude

New York University

Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8 billion in economic benefits for the U.S. corn sector alone, researchers have concluded in a new analysis.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702141

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain Team Up to Take Water Irrigation Solutions to the Next Level

Florida Atlantic University

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain, a third generation privately-held company, have entered into a three-phase partnership to work on intelligent irrigation components that will be sold throughout major distribution channels.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702150

What Are Those Wavy Bands in the Soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Have you noticed wavy bands of soil along roads or paths? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 15 Soils Matter blog explains these horizontal soil waves and the unusual way they form.

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15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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