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Article ID: 710776

Snapshot: S&T Intensifies Work on African Swine Fever Vaccine and Diagnostics

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T intensified vaccine research efforts in collaboration with the USDA in Nov. 2018. The African Swine Fever Task Force was born, based out of S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

Released:
4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710712

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

University of Connecticut

The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering, and to agriculture -- a much more labor-intensive process -- has always been a riddle. It is only more confusing because the shift happened independently in about a dozen areas across the globe.

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3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    3-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709004

Nanomaterials Give Plants ‘Super’ Abilities (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Science-fiction writers have long envisioned human–machine hybrids that wield extraordinary powers. However, “super plants” with integrated nanomaterials may be much closer to reality than cyborgs.

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19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710607

New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Undocumented Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

University of Vermont

50 percent or more of Vermont’s undocumented migrant farmworkers are food insecure, says a new book, Life on the Other Border, Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont (University of California Press, April 2019). While the book focuses on Vermont, its insights and conclusions are applicable to wide swath of the country's northern border.

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2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 710610

LeafByte app measures damage from chomping insects

Cornell University

A free, open-source mobile app now lets everyone from plant researchers to gardeners and farmers know exactly how much damage insect pests cause when they chomp on leaves.

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2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710570

New grant will allow ISU scientists to study how prairie strips on farms affect soil health over time

Iowa State University

A new grant will help Iowa State University researchers find answers to how quickly environmental benefits emerge after the installation of prairie strips among row crops and how long those benefits last after the strips are removed. The project also will involve computer modeling of topsoil depth and an economic analysis.

Released:
1-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710558

Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation

University of Montana

The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana.

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1-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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    1-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709013

Juice Plant Pathogen Could Be Treated with Newly Identified Antibacterial Agent

American Chemical Society (ACS)

There’s nothing like a glass of orange juice, but prices have soared as the Florida citrus industry fights a citrus greening disease epidemic that's been drying out oranges and reducing crop yield. There’s no cure, but researchers report they have identified a fungal compound that may inhibit the bacteria.

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19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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