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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...-- the objects of her attention. These are living corn
rootworms in soil, caught in the act of searching ...rofessor of entomology, the behavior of this major corn
pest in the hope of developing a natural way to control it. By using the 500-kilowatt nuclear reacto...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...sistance gene technology in other crops, including corn
and wheat. The genes from other plant species that...e sorghum, oats, rye, barley and wheat, as well as corn
and rice. In the case of the highly destructive rice pest, the pink stem borer, the insect enters th...
Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines
... vegetable oil's potential by using similar corn
oil formulations successfully in company vehicles for the last three years. The company's success challenges the widespread perception that vegetable oils oxidize too rapidly to be used in engines. Duda said there has been co...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...bandoned them after they finished a year or two of corn
production." Using a rough calculation, Snook predicted that a 500-year old mahoganytree may produce half a million seeds over its long life. "Most seedsdie," she said. "Very few come to anything. But only one seedcan replace its parent." Another c...
Scientists Identify Retrovirus-Like Components In Corn Genome
...se other things?" A Purdue University study of the corn
plant is fielding this question and producing some...nts of DNA are not part of the active genes in the corn
plant, they have the ability to multiply, move about and insert themselves throughout the genome. "W...
Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery
...ts consumed nothing or a cereal with oat, wheat or corn
meal90 minutes before a 90-minute low-level cycling exercise followed by a competitive5-mile ride. Those who had eaten reported less fatigue and less hunger afterthe workouts. Performance levels were not affected in this study, fundedby Quaker Oats C...
Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material
...king ahead for when zein, whichis extracted from a corn
refiner's byproduct, becomes more available throug...cient membrane processing. Zein is extracted from corn
gluten meal left over after ethanol manufactureand also from dry milling waste. Only a small portion...
New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops
...er Mary Eubanks said she has mountingevidence that corn
emerged from the interbreeding of two different wi... Sciences in Montreal. If Tripsacum is indeed a corn
ancestor, then breeders could takeadvantage of some of the special traits of that hardy ubiquitous p...
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...oorganisms to fight fungal infections of wheat and corn
plants in both the United States and Brazil. Wilma... to control a range of diseases caused by fungi in corn
and wheat. Bergstrom and da Luz report promising results in greenhouse studies with bioprotectant ba...
Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths
...rop damage each year--solely usesCO2 to find young corn
roots. Larvae must locate roots within three days afterhatching or die of starvation. Bjostad developed several pellets containingnatural ingredients that slowly release the gas. The pellets, buried at cornplanting time, steer rootworm larvae off-cou...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...es haveadapted, are spreading and pose a threat to corn
crops this year, scientistssay. As the major inse...res have produced rootworm beetles thatmove out of corn
to lay at least some of their eggs," said entomologistJoseph Spencer of the Illinois Natural History...
Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method
... College of Agricultural Sciences, is working with corn
rootworm to develop better methods of controlling...this insect. Corn rootworm is the primary pest of corn
in the United States. While its larva does most of the damage, this occurs beneath the ground and i...
Purdue Research Helps Keep Phosphorus Out Of Surface Water
...al scientist Layi Adeola are testing a new type of corn
that is naturally higher in easy-to-absorb forms o...sphorus and low in hard-to-absorb phosphorus. Such corn
could reduce phosphorus levels in manure and decrease the need for supplemental phosphorus in animal...
Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities
... commonly found in streams in urban areas, whereas corn
herbicides (such as atrazine) are more commonly found in streams in agricultural areas. Pesticide concentrations in streams are highest in areas with permeable, well-drained soils, all other factors being equal. Agricultural tile drains play a major ...
National Network Provides Update On Devastating Corn Disease
...years ago and continues to remain a majorthreat to corn
production. "The findings are significant for seve... since 1925, its incidence didn?t accelerate until corn
acreage wasincreasingly placed into conservation tillage during the 1980?s. However, Lippsinsists, ...
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
..."If we can use enzymes to clean clothes or to make corn
syrup, there's no reason whywecan't use them for destroying explosives," Shah said. "It's the best alternative tocurrenttechnologies. It's almost like a catalyst process." The process is done without open burning, open detonation, fire, high tempera...
China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues
...cases) of fluorine poisoning in southwest China to corn
dried overunvented ovens burning high-fluorine coal briquettes bound together byhigh-fluorine clay. There is also evidence of selenium poisoning caused by theuse of coal combustion ash to fertilize crops. USGS scientists may also havediscovered evid...
Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves
...getation," he said. Imagine, forexample, grinding corn
leaves instead of corn
kernels forcooking oil. Another possibility is that plant embryos might be raised inleaf-tissue nurs...
Fragmentation Of Tropical Forests Can Create "Genetic Bottleneck," According To New University Of Georgia Study
...avoided a near-disaster because ofover-planting of corn
with too little genetic diversity in the 1970s. Still, scientists say it is beginning to become apparent that it will bedifficult to make any kind of blanket statements about gene movement amongpopulations of forest species. Indeed, botanists...
Dark Honey Has More Illness-Fighting Agents Than Light Honey
... equal that of fruits and vegetables such as sweet corn
or tomatoes. It packs the antioxidant power of Vitamin C in a tomato, but most people who would be willing to eat an entire tomato would balk at eating the equivalent of a tomato's weight-worth of honey." Honey could be a supplemental source for an...
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