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Newswise: Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Article ID: 716098

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Cornell University

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new Cornell University research.

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19-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Connecting silos:  Unconventional collaboration in agriculture

Article ID: 715909

Connecting silos: Unconventional collaboration in agriculture

Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers hope to connect the “silos” of various disciplines by encouraging wide collaboration to address agricultural challenges. The effort is part of the Genomes to Fields Initiative, which began in 2014 to make genomic data related to corn as widely available as possible.

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16-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Arbor Biosciences Partners with Curio Genomics for Analysis of IWGSC Wheat Exome

Article ID: 715852

Arbor Biosciences Partners with Curio Genomics for Analysis of IWGSC Wheat Exome

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Arbor Biosciences announces today its partnership with Curio Genomics for analysis of the IWGSC wheat exome

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16-Jul-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings

Article ID: 715848

Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings

Cornell University

A new study of cabbage crops in New York – a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA – reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.

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15-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: What Are Soil Aggregates?

Article ID: 710880

What Are Soil Aggregates?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

The varied shapes allow for healthy soil to have pores for air and water

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15-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715776

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The new horror film "Crawl" centers around alligator attacks. The University of Florida's Croc Docs weigh in on the prevalence of alligator encounters.

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12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

Article ID: 715678

Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

University of Adelaide

Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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12-Jul-2019 3:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715649

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

University of Maryland, College Park

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability.

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11-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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