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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...llaboration with Jean-Yves Parlange, professor of agricultural
and biological engineering, and Tammo Steenhuis, associate professor of agricultural
and biological engineering, to study oil and water penetration in sand. Such studies will be useful...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...According to Gary Toenniessen, deputy director for agricultural
sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation, Wu and his...east 30 years, and essentially no land is left for agricultural
expansion," he said. "Discoveries such as those made at Cornell reduce crop losses and help farmers...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
... she found wereinstead "on roadsides and abandoned agricultural
fields," shesaid. Back in the forest, Snook also found young mahogany trees growing whereshe detected signs of old hurricane or fire damage. Snook then began a systematic search for more sites of past disturbancesby conducting "oral history" interv...
NCAR Scientists Trek To Africa For Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
...and rainforest are burned each fall and winter for agricultural
and territorial purposes. The fires produce large amounts of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen, which interact with sunlight to produce ozone and other smoglike products--often at levels approaching those of a high-pollution day in a major city. Sa...
Study Examines How Mechanisms Evolve To Regulate Bee Development
... worker bees, which pollinate almost$15 billion of agricultural
crops annually, said Gene Robinson, a professorof entomology at the University of Illinois. The research, which involved a series of experiments using honey bees ( Apismellifera ), was published Oct. 15 in the Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of S...
Scientists Trek to Africa for Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
...and rainforest are burned each fall and winter for agricultural
and territorial purposes. The fires produce large amounts of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen, which interact with sunlight to produce ozone and other smoglike products -- often at levels approaching those of a high-pollution day in a major city....
Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
...help boost production of some of the world's major agricultural
crops. "We've gone back and found wild species tha...eople's Republic of China and provided the Chinese agricultural
field station with recombined and introgressed rice. "Essentially, we are mining the wild species f...
No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
...hio Valley, right up through the amounts of highly agricultural
and industrial areas of Europe," said Tilman. "Two of our nine treatments went beyond these rates to try to predict the longer-term effects of nitrogen deposition." Tilman and Wedin found that more than half of the plant species were lost acr...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...y cases thesehave been wild plants carrying useful agricultural
traits to be bred intotheir domesticated cousins. ...recognitionfund is the first such provision in the agricultural
sector of a major researchuniversity," attorney Barton said. "Of course some people willcriticize th...
Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood
...edwith reclaiming bottomlands currently devoted to agricultural
use, culturalperspectives must be considered as well. A long history of conflict overthe use of the river has left emotional high-water marks on residents ofriver communities, Schneider said. Schneider became interested in that history while studyin...
Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
...itions. Haas is now testing his methodology among agricultural
workers in Bolivia. "In the future, we should be able to accurately assess the effectiveness of mass iron supplementation and food fortification programs in countries with serious anemia problems, once we have adapted these indicators of functional i...
Two Parasitic Wasps Show Promise For Controlling Pest Flies
... asa biological control in Illinois, said U. of I. agricultural
entomologistRichard Weinzierl. The findings were published in the April issue of Environmental Entomology. Working with Weinzierl on the project, which was funded by the USDA andthe U. of I., was Carl J. Jones, a U. of I. veterinary pathobiologist. ...
Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
...populations. James Binkley, associate professor of agricultural
economics at Purdue University, used state-by-state data to examine one bit of dogma in the war on weight -- that the nation's increasing fast food consumption is partly to blame for the widespread rise in adult obesity. He found that "states that ha...
EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade
...vily on pest-resistantvarieties developed by state agricultural
experiment stations and the USDA-ARS. In 1996, it accounted for the largest acreage of crops (76 million) in the U.S.and more than 550 varieties. "In the U.S., wheat varieties are selected for the highest yield withoutchemical pesticides," s...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...nary eye," Tanksley said. Modern plant breeding -- agricultural
practices for the past 100 years -- might be a victim of its own success. While plant breeding techniques have been successful in developing high-yielding rice and tomato species, the process itself threatens the genetic base. New plant varieties a...
Planned Burning In Forests A Boon To Several Species Of Birds In Illinois
...add toa large database that says highly fragmented agricultural
landscapes arebad for birds. Well, we found that they are doing better in the areas ofrestoration burns."...
Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae
...e researchers were exploring ways to safely combat agricultural
pests through biological means, but in their research they learned that the proteins from these nearly dead pests could directly benefit humanity. Recombinant baculoviruses have been used before to develop a panorama of pharmaceutical proteins but w...
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
...rovsky says, is to develop diet pills for infamous agricultural
pests. Current methods to keep agricultural
pests from molting fall short of protecting crops, Borovsky said. "A pest that doesn't molt but stil...
Biogenic Emissions Higher Than Expected Over African Savanna
...nd rain forest are burned each fall and winter for agricultural
and territorial purposes. The fires produce large amounts of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These react in the presence of sunlight to produce low-altitude ozone and other smog-like products. Satellite pictures show that the plumes of ozo...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...Memorandumof Understanding pledging cooperation in agricultural
research activities,"Lemon said. "That event adde...ng integrated farming concepts designed to recycle agricultural
wastes into the production process. 1978-80 The section continued to seek out new markets and ...
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