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Article ID: 708472

3500 Years of Shellfish Farming by Indigenous Peoples on the Northwest Coast of North America

PLOS

The Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have been harvesting shellfish from specially-constructed clam gardens for at least 3500 years, according to a study released February 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE

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21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708800

Crop Residue Burning Is a Major Contributor to Air Pollution in South Asia

Stockholm University

While fossil fuel emissions in New Delhi account for 80 percent of the air pollution plume during the summer, emissions from biomass burning (such as crop residue burning) in neighboring regions rival those from fossil fuels during the fall and winter.

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27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708781

Schumer announces $68.9 million for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

Cornell University

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

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27-Feb-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708748

SU Believed First in Maryland to Sign Hemp Research Agreements

Salisbury University

Salisbury University has signed the first agreements with prospective industrial hemp growers under a new Maryland Department of Agriculture pilot program to legalize the crop with a university research component.

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26-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708708

Maasai farmers only kill lions when they attack livestock

University of Exeter

Maasai farmers do not kill lions for retribution whenever they lose sheep or cattle, new research shows.

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26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708647

FSU Receives $8 Million to Revive Apalachicola Bay

Florida State University

Florida State researchers have been awarded $8 million to restore Apalachicola Bay and revive the region's imperiled oyster industry thanks to money the state recovered from the BP oil spill.

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25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708327

Do crops have different metabolisms—like people?

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

Crop differences go beyond appearance and taste. Certain plants are more efficient in how they grow and reproduce. The Feb. 22 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how this difference in plant metabolism is important for future food security.

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25-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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    25-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708581

California Hemp Corporation Enters Sponsored Research Agreement with UC Davis Utilizing Benson Hill’s CropOS™ to Optimize Breed in Industrial Hemp

Benson Hill Biosystems

Scientists at UC Davis will utilize data from Hungry Planet Intelligence and Benson Hill Biosystems’ computational platform Breed, powered by CropOS™ to predict combinations for seed optimization.

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23-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708404

Texas Land Trends Report Shows Value of Conservation Easements to Ag, Water, Wildlife

Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value to agricultural production, water and wildlife.

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21-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST

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