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Article ID: 700719

Texas A&M AgriLife High Tunnel Study Expands

Texas A&M AgriLife

New opportunities such as seed production are leading to new research in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project near Bushland.

20-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700817

UF/IFAS Research: Citrus Tree Covers Keep Deadly Psyllids Away

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida scientists are finding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the deadly citrus greening disease, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say.

20-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT


Agriculture, Plants


Article ID: 700736

“Ground Coffee” with Soil Perks in Brazil

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

Coffee harvesting is often done with heavy machinery that can compact the soil. Additionally, up to 20% of coffee berries fall to the ground. Researchers brewed up a solution to restore soil and decrease the loss.

19-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700740

Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million NSF Grant to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

Boise State University

A consortium of Idaho researchers will receive a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how environmental stressors impact the growth, survival and reproduction of native plants and animals.

18-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700673

Celebrating Plant Cousins: Crop Wild Relative Week

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is celebrating Crop Wild Relative Week September 22-29, 2018. The week features information on the benefits these wild cousins bring to today’s familiar crops.

18-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700627

‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand even more dangerous storms. Using Citrus Under Protective Screening, or “CUPS,” growers can keep the Asian citrus psyllid away from their trees.

17-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT


Agriculture, Plants

Article ID: 700634

Soil Holds the Secret to Mitigating Climate Change

Michigan State University

Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply – soil.

17-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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