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Article ID: 709114

Babson Hosts Babson Sustainability and Energy Club’s Annual Sustainability Forum

Babson College

The 13th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum will take place on Babson College’s Wellesley campus, March 29, 2019, 8 am to 6 pm. The Babson Sustainability and Energy Club’s annual forum, with the theme Embracing The Future’s Goals, will host talks and elite panel discussions covering the broad umbrella of sustainability, featuring industries from agriculture and food, fashion, financing, and clean tech and energy.

5-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EST

Article ID: 709090

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In new research published in the journal Scientific Reports, Alan Chambers and Elias Bassil led a group of researchers that established a Vanilla collection with 112 potentially unique individuals.

5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708876

Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima–Part 1

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Mar. 11 marks the 8th anniversary of Japan’s Tohuku earthquake. The tsunami that followed led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which spread radioactive materials throughout the area. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Mar. 1 blog explores the impact this has had on the farming village of Iitate, Japan.

4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708947

Scientists overcome repetitive DNA to sequence the genome of devastating soybean pest

Iowa State University

A research team managed to overcome the challenges inherent in the DNA of the soybean cyst nematode to sequence its genome. The project could lead to better management practices to combat the top pest that threatens Iowa soybeans and allows plant breeders to see both sides of the “arms race” between soybean cyst nematodes and the defense mechanisms of soybeans.

1-Mar-2019 1:20 PM EST

Article ID: 708909

Study first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticides in soils

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis develop a method to learn more about how a new type of pesticide degrades in the environment.

28-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708885

Clover improves soil quality, feeds biofuels crop

South Dakota State University

Planting Kura clover, a pasture legume, with prairie cordgrass can improve microbial activity in the soil, thus reducing the amount of fertilizer needed to produce the potential biofuels crop.

28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708889

State senator Young to lead Cornell AgriTech Center of Excellence

Cornell University

Catharine Young, New York state senator representing western New York and a staunch advocate for agriculture and economic development statewide, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. She will begin work in her new role March 11.

28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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