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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
...gher fruit and vegetable prices at supermarketsand farm
stands. Other insect pollinators, such as bumblebees and other wild bees,will step in for the absent feral honeybees and pick up a portionof their pollination duties, Tew said. However, he said, culturingbumblebees or wild bees in great numbers or im...
Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines
...table oils offer Third World countries with a good farm
base a real alternative to importing oil for lubricants." Highly saturated oils make the best lubricants because of their good stability, Duda said. However, highly saturated oils don't have the fluidity needed in cars, boat...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
... year. The project will be carried out on farm
land owned by Vincent Santucci,operator of Elite Mushrooms in Avondale, Pa. A series of lysimeters --containers that will catch the liquid that leaches out of the substrate -- werebuilt at the surface, just below the level of the compost and then thr...
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
...re effort intomaintaining breeding stock, like the farm
industry does. She said thatsuppliers of queens and drones dont control breeding enough to assurethe quality of their bees. You can ask for the pedigrees of chickens, pigs, or cows beforeyou buy them, but you cant ask for a ...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Hoping to safeguard the health of farm
animals and the peoplewho care for them, diagnosti...niversity College ofVeterinary Medicine are urging farm
operators to implement management practicesaimed at slowing the spread of Salmonella Typhimurium, ...
Purdue Research Helps Keep Phosphorus Out Of Surface Water
...st of it came from urban and industrial waste, not farm
fields. "Even 10 years ago the prevailing thought ...of phosphorus, the practice of spreading manure on farm
land is coming under increasing scrutiny. At the same time that Gore sent out his October message, t...
Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities
... the basin increases," said Crawford. "Manure from farm
animals also increases nitrate concentrations in some streams." Nitrate concentrations in stream water rarely exceeded the Federal drinking-water standard of 10 milligrams per liter. Surficial sand and gravel aquifers underlying cropland had high nit...
From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information
...n produce more manure than the crops grown on that farm
can use. The numbers of concentrated animal operations are increasing in the basins. Moving from the home front to the river front, the studies also provide an extensive baseline of information against which planners and water managers can measure ...
Jellyfish Help To Make Sugar Smarter
... the jellyfish gene itself will not be used in any farm
crops used to make sugar, it is proving an invaluable tool for researchers at CSIRO Tropical Agriculture who want to find out if desirable genes inserted into sugarcane plants are working properly - or if undesirable genes have been switched off....
Composting Livestock Waste Provides Benefits
...s scrape the stalls daily and spread the manure on farm
fields, but hog farms, beef feedlots and poultry o... end product. "The turning can be done with common farm
equipment, such as a front-loader tractor and a manure spreader, but that method is more time-consum...
Fish Farmers Must Learn Zebra Mussel Prevention From A To Z
...iking in bilge water or on boat bottoms makes fish farm
contamination a foregone conclusion, says Swann, w...nd their American offspring may, too. Also, a fish farm
contaminated with zebra mussels could conceivably face quarantine measures or restrictions on where ...
Potential Solutions For Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" Explored
...Mississippi River watershed encompasses Midwestern farm
fields. Other potential solutions to the hypoxia problem include reducing theinitial disposal of nutrients into waterways; increasing the ability ofa watershed to assimilate nutrients; and changing the hydrology of the MississippiBasin. Human...
USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida
...he swamp eel may have escaped from a tropical fish farm
or have been a pet released from an aquarium. The species, they believe, is already firmly established in Florida. Although few non-native fishes invade natural wetlands -- instead being primarily found in disturbed habitats such as canals and dra...
Fragmentation Of Tropical Forests Can Create "Genetic Bottleneck," According To New University Of Georgia Study
...shave, for hundreds of years, bred crop plants and farm
animals to maintain ahealthy diversity of what were, before the 20th century, called traits. Now,with advanced techniques to determine the exact genetic makeup of individuals,scientists understand considerably more about how genes drift through popul...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Trains Displaced Fishermen And Women In New Careers As Aquafarmers
... hard clam industry is predicted to have an annual farm
gate valueof $50 million. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI) is one of the nation'spremier not-for-profit oceanographic research and education facilities dedicatedto the exploration of the world's oceans. HBOI is comprised of seven...
Highlighting USGS Science At ACS
...ide chemical group, degrade after application to a farm
field and their by-products are easily transported in a dissolved form into the ground water. Although the degraded forms of the herbicides are probably less toxic than their "parents", they are useful indicators of the pathway and transport of thes...
American Society Of Animal Science Recognizes Global Scope Of Virginia Tech Researcher's Work
...is work with animals since then has taken him from farm
fields in theU.S. to China, Brazil, India, and other developing countries. Largely because ofthat work, Notter, a professor of animal and poultry sciences at Virginia Tech,has been awarded the prestigious American Society of Animal Science's award fo...
Ohio State Professor Receives Patent For Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Detection Kit
...hen know what strain is causing problems on his farm
so when the next group of chickens comes in, he ca... If two or three percent of chickens on a farm
have the disease, 100 percent of the flock will have it within a couple of days, Jackwoo...
LSU Ag Center Program Focuses On Helping Animals Reproduce; Graduates Assist Humans, As Well
...ch program started with one main focus -- helping farm
animalshave babies efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. But along the way, this research program, which was established in 1973under the direction of Dr. Robert Godke, has gained a worldwide reputation forits contribution...
UC Scientists Search For Alternatives For Methyl Bromide
...ments in strawberries. UC Cooperative Extension farm
advisor Richard Molinar and UC Integrated Pest Management plant pathologist Jim Stapleton found that both methyl bromide and soil solarization increased yields more than 30% over untreated plots. Because solarization is much cheaper than methyl...
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