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Article ID: 690060

Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

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Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.

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23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684531

Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

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Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.

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2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 680081

More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

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An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.

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25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 672449

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.

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4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 660898

Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties

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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to speed up selection of breeding material to improve the nutritional and milling qualities of new oat varieties—that includes developing ways to increase beta-glucan.

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15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659890

New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families

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Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in north central South Dakota. Health disparities research typically controls for socioeconomic status in analyses, but this study looks changing those socioeconomic variables.

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29-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 653990

Reconnecting Stream Habitat

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Jumping up a 2-foot waterfall is an impossible task for small fish like minnows and shiners. Such an obstacle can inhibit their ability to feed and spawn upstream. But state and federal wildlife agencies may soon be able to install fish ladders on the downside side of culverts to prevent this from happening.

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24-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 653489

Protecting Soybean Roots

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Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root growth. Soybean fields affected by both feel the greatest impact on yields. Planting resistant varieties and rotating crops are essential.

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12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 652588

Mother Nature Overshadows Impact of Anglers

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When it comes to reducing the number of walleye, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the one of the insights on harvest dynamics emerging from a research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye populations along the Missouri River from the Oahe Dam near Pierre, South Dakota, north to the Garrison Dam near Riverdale, North Dakota.

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1-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 652393

Exercise to Keep MS Patients Active, Therapy May Help, Too

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Resistance, stability and flexibility training can improve balance and other functional movements for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—and behavior therapy may further improve their quality of life. That’s the premise of a study that builds on previous work suggesting that resistance and flexibility training improved balance and symmetry, which is of particular concern for those experiencing leg weakness.

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27-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT
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