Tag: "farm" at biology news
Bt toxins found to kill parasitic roundworms
...f dollars in crops, cause debilitating diseases in farm
animals and pets, and now infect a quarter of the world's human population. The scientists' findings appear in the March 4 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which is making their paper available this week in its early onli...
U of A scientist finds Atlantic salmon escapes higher than government reports
...rmed Atlantic salmon in a region of intense salmon farm
activity. Volpe and his research team recorded the... for salmon by growing Atlantics, deemed easier to farm
than native Pacific species, in open-net cages along the B.C. coast. Young salmon are reared in fres...
Pennsylvania chemist wins national award for drug research
... neurological conditions. As a boy growing up on a farm
in Illinois, Freidinger said he originally thought he would find some career in agriculture. "Then when I was in grade school, my parents bought me a chemistry set and I set up a makeshift lab in our basement," he remembered. "Later I had a really dy...
MIT research in Hawaii could impact state's management of fresh water
... and through a shallow river, the team reached the farm
of Kia Fronde in Waipio Valley, Hawaii ("I never would have done it if I'd known it would be that hard," said Frankel). Once there, they cultivated the fields, which involved a morning in the knee-deep mud in which the plants thrive. Their reward? A ...
Red Imported Fire Ant Conference to discuss control and eradication of fire ants
...lines, short-circuit electrical systems and damage farm
equipement. "If the eradication program fails in California," warned Greenberg, "the ant will certainly spread northward along the coast and also into irrigated valleys. Since it is a stinging ant and eats almost anything, this ant becomes a major p...
Sea Grant News & Notes for March 26, 2003
... fecal pollution is coming from human, wildlife or farm
or other sources. The existing standard tests can take two weeks to a month to determine results. The "Bacteroides-Prevotella" test, which is still under development should have results in about a week, according to Field. who has a patent applicatio...
High-producing dairy cows are not more susceptible to illness
...h-producing cows from the herd at the experimental farm
at the Institute for Animal Science and Health, Le...nted this group with 18 cows from the experimental farm
at the lower end of the production hierarchy. During the three weeks prior to calving and the 3 week...
Q Fever microbe's genome is deciphered
... Fever in Australia in 1937, is typically found in farm
animals but also infects humans, including an epidemic that sickened many soldiers in Europe during World War II. Typically, Q Fever does not kill people, but causes fever and other flu-like symptoms. Because C. burnetii is an obligate intracellular...
Virus beats food bug
...p. The virus could help eliminate the bacterium in farm
animals, greatly reducing the chance of human infe... to find those which would eliminate the bugs from farm
animals. First, they had to infect sheep with E. coli. But they hit an unexpected problem: the bacte...
Sneak copulations and the demise of the integrity of wild salmon populations
...tegrity of natural communities. In species such as farm
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) though, it was be...t, similarly to wild salmon, the male offspring of farm
spawners may mature precociously in freshwater, and use their small size to sneak copulations, darti...
Genetically modified crops not necessarily a threat to the environment
...d plants in locations far from their alter egos in farm
crops will not encounter the transgenes for a long...rile or inviable, genes will still move across the farm
property barrier. So it's really the fitness effects of a gene that dictate the speed at which it sp...
Dairy farmers protect groundwater, save money
...alley dairies worked with UC Cooperative Extension farm
advisors to develop a system of flow meters and nitrogen "quick tests" for dairy manure water. Knowing the nutrient content of their manure water enabled the farmers to eliminate nitrogen fertilizer applications on the test fields without cutting the...
Worlds most endangered alligator released in China
... currently relegated to a few drainage ditches and farm
ponds in China's Anhui Province, with their numbers continuing to decline as much as six percent annually. The three released animals came from an alligator breeding center. Scientists equipped each individual with a radio transmitter to track its ...
Universities to share technologies to fight hunger in developing countries; improve domestic crops
...armers in developing countries who depend on small farm
plots and face severe and very fundamental problems, such as poor agricultural soils, drought, plant diseases and pests. Low production is a perennial threat to resourcepoor farming families and an important factor contributing to the chronic undern...
An old, familiar love nest helps sexual success
...elevant for breeding endangered species as well as farm
animals. "Pavlovian conditioning is a universal property of nervous systems," says Adkins-Regan. "It is likely, therefore, also to be relevant to fertilization success for wild animals in natural mating systems." The research was supported, in part,...
Worm farmers wriggle into US market
...nd. Seabait (Maine) LLC, the first commercial worm farm
of its type in the USA, will help ensure that American sea-anglers have a plentiful supply of bait as well as supplying frozen worms for export to shrimp and fish farms, especially those in South America where the industry is expanding rapidly. Seaba...
Researchers develop faster, more accurate test for mad cow disease
... need to validate the effectiveness of CDI in live farm
animals." CDI has other advantages. It is automated, allowing larger numbers of animals to be screened in a short period. The test can detect up to eight different strains of prions, including those that cause scrapie in sheep and chronic wasting dis...
Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find
...hat, since the late 1980s, worldwide production of farm
salmon has increased fivefold, while the market sh...tal reasons. Raised in pens built along the shore, farm
salmon are particularly susceptible to diseases and parasites, such as sea lice, that can be lethal ...
Mark your calendar for the American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago Nov. 19-23
...ual studies of immigrants reveal that alien female farm
workers participate in California electoral campaigns; women in the US workforce increased by virtue of Mexican women in hotel services. More. (Friday 10.15-Noon). Terror, Violence and Globalization in the Work of Arjun Appadurai. He speaks on the r...
Pushing marine fish aquaculture forward
...tential in both Florida and around the country to farm
raise such marine fish species as red drum, pompan...lly due to pressure from overfishing, the need for farm
raised fish is growing. The scientists gathering this week at HARBOR BRANCH believe that if properly...
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