Tag: "harvest" at biology news
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...lk away," she said. " 'Management' says we want to harvest
mahoganytoday and tomorrow and the next day. At the moment, mahogany is not beingtreated like a renewable resource for the most part. In 99 percent of cases,it's being mined." Snook, an assistant professor of the practice of conservation biology atD...
Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae
...onsuming, and expensive process. Scientists can harvest
the beneficial protein from the infected larvae of... BTI researcher. "Right before the insect dies, we harvest
the protein, and the protein can be refined into pharmaceuticals." The virus spreads through the ca...
IFT/NCFST Symposium To Address Safety Of Fresh Produce
...irrigation, runoff control,pesticide applications, harvest
and sanitation concerns, quality and integrityof product at harvest, traceback, receiving incoming product, staging andcooling procedures, transportation and produce distribution systems, handlingfresh produce in supermarkets and in restaurants, and ...
National Network Provides Update On Devastating Corn Disease
...corn Monitor fields throughout growing season and harvest
early if high amounts ofdisease develop during grain fill Consider preventative fungicides; the economic benefit of controlling thedisease with fungicides in grain production fields is marginal except in highrisk areas with significant yield losses ...
Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD 'Bee Guy' Asks Why--From
America To The Amazon
...on honey sales, which generated $125 million for a harvest
of209 million pounds in 1995, says Frazier, a senior entomology extension agent atPenn State. And, U.S. farmers routinely use bees to promote the growth ofapples, blueberries, watermelons, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, peas, lima beansand many other c...
Salamanders May Reveal Best Way To Manage Forests
...rsmonitor salamanders to determine the best way to harvest
timber in America'sforests. Studies by faculty member Carola Haas, research associate DouglasHarpole, and graduate student Shannon Knapp are providing a better understandingof what happens to the forest during various harvesting and regenerat...
ESA Corporate Award Goes To Precious Woods Ltd.
...ey extended the Celos Management System, where one harvest
unit ofapproximately 2,000 ha is cut each year with a rotation cycle of 25 years. Atany one time, 91 percent of the rainforest is in permanent or temporary reserve. Species distributions of 40 tree species are mapped with a GeographicalInformation S...
Alaska Sea Grant To Convene Ecosystem Considerations In Fisheries Management Conference
...ctives for optimal yields are best met by applying harvest
ratespecifications, while no useful objectives exi... onlong-term ecosystem productivity may affect the harvest
management of these species....
Sturgeon, Trout And Telemetry--USGS Research Mixes Science And Technology At American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting
...hat fish survival rates are affected by changes in harvest
regulations and that some of these rates are modified by factors such as fish age and sex. Since 1987, wild striped bass have been tagged in a east coast-wide study involving fifteen state and federal agencies. Data from three long-term tagging pro...
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Describes New VITA Technology For Enabling Genomics For Drug Discovery
... it has created a new technicalchallenge of how to harvest
this wealth of information for drug discovery," saidScott M. Rocklage, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Cubist. "Werecognized early on that innovative technologies would be needed to overcome therate-limiting steps between protein id...
Reusing Ag Drainage Water An Option For West Side Farm Sustainability
...994, the trees were ready for their first firewood harvest
inNovember 1998. The highest-yielding variety, where gypsum was used, yieldednearly 1.3 cords per acre, while in untreated plots it yielded about half asmuch. The best yield, however, does not appear to offset the land, plant, labor,gypsum, irrigatio...
Virginia Tech Fisheries Professor Works To Conserve Mussels
...ed pearl is from this bead.In fact, the commercial harvest
of mussels has a great impact on the economy ofthe United States. The United States exports $50 million in shells to Japan andbuys $1 billion worth of pearls from that country. Nearly 70 mussel species are currently endangered. According to...
University Of Georgia Awarded $2.5 Million Grant For Drug Discovery And Biodiversity Among The Maya Of Mexico
...biodiversity inventory; andconservation, sustained harvest
and economic growth. Puett is co-leader of thedrug... there is a new emphasis on developing sustainable harvest
practices for local species as a way to strengthen the economies of the countries where the plants g...
How Nature Harvests Sunlight
... which are light-absorbing compounds that serve to harvest
sunlight andfunnel its energy to the centrally located reaction center. Schulten, who holds the U. of I. Swanlund Chair in Physics, his BeckmanInstitute colleagues and collaborators of the Max Planck Institute forBiochemistry in Frankfort, Germany, f...
Sustainable Harvest Of Caiman Falls Short Of Potential
is touted as a way for wildlife to pay for its own... Crocodilians are good candidates for sustainable harvest
because they reproducerapidly and have valuable skins. Since late 1960s most crocodilian skinsworldw...
In Logged Forests, Hunting of Wildlife Becomes Deadly 'Second Harvest'
... In tropical Africa, WCS estimates that the annual harvest
of bushmeatexceeds one million metric tons -- much of it the result of increased access toforests being logged. In the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in 1996, the wild meattrade was conservatively estimated to be more than one thousand tons per year,w...
Invading Beetle Threatens Canada's Pine Forests
...tenance," warns Smith. "That means knowing when to harvest
and how toleave an area free of dead limbs and bark which the beetle can burrow under."Smith adds that the lumber industry will have to reassess how trees are stored,especially those waiting to be processed. Not only lumber forests but touris...
Echinacea Symposium Presents New Research On Chernobyl Victims
... the latest clinical research, and learn about the harvest
ofEchinacea strands, the latest research on the analytical methodology and thestandardization of Echinacea constituents, and traditional uses of Echinaceaspecies by Native Americans. The symposium's objectives are fourfold, including to: Bring toge...
Do wildlife corridors work? Studying butterflies and fragments of open space
...rolina. Thespaces were created by the sustainable harvest
of several acres worth ofloblolly (Pinus taeda) an...e forest. The open spaces left behind after the harvest
provided favorable habitat for thebutterflies, but were surrounded by dense areas of remaining pine ...
Economic model to aid alligator farmers
...ces the preferred sex of thealligators. If farmers harvest
the alligators at 4 feet, then either sex isacceptable, but if the alligators are to grow larger, than farners might prefermale alligators because they grow faster and bigger. "Chromosomes do not determine the sex of alligator hatchlings, egg...
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