Tag: "farmers" at biology news
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
... those made at Cornell reduce crop losses and help farmers
to produce more food on the same land while causing less environmental damage."...
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...oblolly pine in Florida, it'sa scenario foresters, farmers
and communities want to avoid. "As one of my retired colleagues has said, we've been setting the table forthe Southern Pine Beetle," Foltz said, "and now it has come to dinner."...
Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide
... worldwide. The discovery of this gene could help farmers
utilize the vast acres of acid soil in the world w...in rice paddies make zinc unavailable, which costs farmers
million of dollars in lost yields annually. [Contact : Rufus Chaney, <a href="http://hydrolab.ar...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...rs develop metal-mining plants, EPA Superfund-site farmers
might clean up contaminated sites after a few cropping seasons. The same DNA responsible for a plant's ability to pull toxic metals from soil could be manipulated to coerce carrot, corn, apple or rutabaga roots to reject heavy metals, Goldsbrough say...
EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade
...esistantvarieties of wheat. This will leave wheat farmers
more dependent on chemicalpesticides to deal with pests that cannot be controlled through conventionalbreeding, Cook noted. "This policy creates a major disincentive for all but a few companies,and will force most companies to abandon efforts...
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...ainable wheat production. In 1996, New York wheat farmers
lost more than $12 million due to the widespread occurrence of scab, Bergstrom said. "All of our adapted pastry wheat varieties are susceptible to scab, which is most severe when wet weather occurs while the crop flowers in late May-early June," he ...
Mapping The Way To A Bigger Prawn
...ne map, which is the first step in assisting prawn farmers
to grow bigger, faster growing prawns in the future. The genetic linkage map will be used by researchers to identify the genes for growth rate and other valuable traits in prawns. Using the map as a guide, large increases in the rate of genetic im...
New Report Sets Standard To Protect Natural Pest Control
planning for the 1998 planting season and an impor...report, the value of Bt, and the threat to organic farmers
and biotechnology companies if Bt is lost. WHAT: Press breakfast and release of Now or Never: Ser...
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
...with the California Almond Board. Commercial farmers
of products like almonds and alfalfa rent bees topollinate their crops. Cobey said that honeybee pollination supplies uswith over one third of the food we eat. Cobey founded the NWC project in 1982 when she was a commercial apiarist. Ohio Stat...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...reating all fields the same doesn't make sense for farmers
or for the environment when it comes to agrichemic...maps of the areas of highest vulnerability so that farmers
in those areas will know exactly where pesticides and fertilizers can be used safely. "Right now we'...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...min East Central Illinois and Western Indiana. If farmers
experienced rootworminjury to first-year corn following soybeans in 1997, and if they foundrootworm beetles in their soybean fields that are to be planted with cornin 1998, they are probably justified in using a soil insecticide in theirfirst-year co...
Prairies Will Be Hit Hard By Global Warming
...limate warms,these marshes will dry up earlier and farmers
will be tempted to use these dryconditions to cultivate their fields earlier. This will force the birds to flyfurther north for acceptable nesting areas. Malcolm says a changing climatecould cause even further upheavals in an ecosystem that has alrea...
UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18
...roducingcounty, Sims says, and though "most of our farmers
are doing a good job,"unpredictable weather conditions can make efficient nutrient managementdifficult. WATER POLLUTION ECOLOGY: S. Kent Price Jr., director of the Sea Grant MarineAdvisory Service and an associate professor within UD's College of M...
Late Blight Battle Goes Online, Marking 150 Year Struggle Since Irish Potato Famine
...it was in Ireland 150 years ago, when unsuspecting farmers
plantedtheir crops and the perfect weather conditions for the potato disease fungusarrived. What soon would become know historically as the Irish Potato Famine,was the result of the first major late blight outbreak which turned the vigorousgreen cro...
Smithsonian Institution Convenes Experts To Discuss Cocoa's Future
...and providing sustainable incomes for small family farmers
in the tropics." Three divisions at the Smithsonian, all concerned with conservation, areinvolved in this effort, including the recently formed Smithsonian Institute for Conservation Biology. Other non-Smithsonian participants includerepresentatives...
Purdue Research Helps Keep Phosphorus Out Of Surface Water
...TTE, Ind. -- Purdue University research is helping farmers
choreograph a balancing act with phosphorus, givin... to identify the problem. The next step is to help farmers
use phosphorus efficiently. U.S. researchers knew years ago that excess phosphorus in rivers could c...
No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition
... to unofficial national organic standards, organic farmers
canuse naturally-occurring pesticides, such as sulfur, on produce. In fact, mostorganic farmers
use such pesticides. Joy : Organic produce does not need to be washed. Fact : All produce is...
USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News
...uatic life. Soil erosion, a long-term problem for farmers
in the Palouse River Basin, transports some soil to streams, degrading habitat and carrying with it older pesticides and their breakdown products. A breakdown product of the banned insecticide DDT was found in both streambed sediment and bottom fish ...
Plants - Factories Of The Future
... real opportunity for farmers." "In the future, farmers
can look forward to receiving much higher returns for growing these specialty crops, as the value of epoxy oils is almost three times that of ordinary vegetable oils." This research has revealed a family of enzymes that perform a range of chemi...
Fish Farmers Must Learn Zebra Mussel Prevention From A To Z
...place to avoid infestation," Swann says. "The fish farmers
would also establish a scouting program for the pest and decide in advance what to do if they find any." For example, operators may decide to thoroughly filter surface water supplies, steam-clean or ban outside nets, traps and other equipment, and in...
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