Tag: "agricultural" at biology news
Bovine genome assembled
...to free public databases for use by biomedical and agricultural
researchers around the globe, leaders of the Bovin...he bovine genome sequence will serve as a tool for agricultural
researchers striving to improve health and disease management of cattle and enhance the nutritional ...
Bovine genome sequence available
...sequence is now freely available to biomedical and agricultural
researchers around the world. CSIRO Livestock Industries is a partner in the U.S. $53 million dollar international effort to sequence the genome of the cow (Bos taurus). "CSIRO has invested in the research to increase understanding and utilisatio...
Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand
...t finally killed them off, whether it was hunting, agricultural
clearing of land or changes in climate or vegetation." Up until 20,000 years ago the giant deer, Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbach, was found across the middle latitudes of Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal. The males would have had to feed...
Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel
...esearch may have direct benefit to farmers and the agricultural
industries of the Midwest. I am proud to have the ...um-based economy with a biobased economy that uses agricultural
crops as the platform. "The U.S. has access to significant amounts of biobased resources, inc...
US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...e impacts on natural resources through sustainable agricultural
programs in developing countries. Under the terms ...iversity and the management entity for significant agricultural
research and assistance programs designed to improve crop yields through ecologically sound practice...
New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects
...have evolved resistance to pesticides used in many agricultural
industries, including horticulture and field crops...ubsequent formulations will be developed for other agricultural
Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands
...ish the limitations of soil and water resources to agricultural
production in both drained and re-flooded areas. This information was to be used to develop a set of practical indicators to help the local people interpret signs of soil and water degradation, and to direct efforts to local projects with the best c...
Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides
...m the ban on growing GE crops for university-based agricultural
research does not apply to field testing. This prohibition on field testing by university researchers, will discourage further university-based research in the County. A review of the scientific literature shows that genetically...
Incentives for US farmers reduce water waste
...repositories of water that are tapped by wells for agricultural
irrigation and drinking water. "Given that many aquifers are being over-drafted, government efforts are needed to limit the pumping to sustainable withdrawal levels . . . Integrated water resource management programs offer many opportunities to conse...
ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source
...ssues to huge liabilities that could be imposed by agricultural
and environmental cleanup needs," Gu said. "It recently has been found in lettuce and milk, which begs the questions: How is it getting there and migrating through the environment? Where is the liability? "Our technology could have a huge ...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
...h they demonstrated that rotenone, a commonly used agricultural
pesticide made from the extracts of tropical plants, can reproduce parkinsonian features in rats. "Monkeys have a brain structure that is much more similar to humans than rats," notes J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, of Emory University. "These studi...
Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases
...the hydrogen. Coupled with changes in the way that agricultural
lands are managed, doubling the fuel efficiency of our nation's vehicles seems a logical first step in balancing the carbon budget." Schlesinger emphasized that national leadership will be needed to address the problem of carbon dioxid...
Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides
...r medical research unfortunately does not apply to agricultural
research. This failure to exclude agricultural
research from the ban will prevent use here of one of the most promising technologies in agricultura...
Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes
...d surfaces or because a good portion of Virginia's agricultural
land is on karst terrain. There is little filtrati...aper, "Hydrologic characterization of sinkholes in agricultural
settings," at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in room 205 of the Colorado Convention Center. Co-authors ar...
People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes
... United States where soil is being eroded by human agricultural
activity, however, the rate averages around 1,500 feet per million years, and rates are even higher in other parts of the world. Natural processes operate over areas larger than those affected by agriculture and construction, but even taking that int...
Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response
...the response of three stakeholder groups in the UK agricultural
sector to the BSE and foot and mouth crises and examined how they might deal with possible future abrupt climate change. The groups included scientific officers at DEFRA, representatives of the Environment Agency and the Welsh Assembly and member...
Reduced fish stocks linked to increased bushmeat trade, wildlife declines in W. Africa
...guments that he, Sinclair and other biologists and agricultural
economists have made for over a decade that urgent measures are needed to develop local sources of cheap protein alternatives to offset demand for wildlife harvest. But, he adds, until the larger issue of international fish export agreements, increa...
A $2 Million NSF grant brings technology and biology together at UC Riverside
...len is leading a team to use technology to monitor agricultural
impacts on the environment. "Our project will develop technologies that monitor all aspects of the soil environment simultaneously, from fungal and root growth to nutrients, in the field," said Mike Allen. "Currently we are required to study t...
Study suggests nutrient decline in garden crops over past 50 years
... was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural
methods on the nutrient content of foods. The researchers chose garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also melons and strawberries, for which nutritional data were available from both 1950 and 1999 and compared them both individually and as a group. ...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...nt effect of water from the nearby canals draining agricultural
lands on dissolved solids, nutrients, and pesticides in the marshes. Proposed increases in canal inflow to the Refuge associated with Everglades Restoration could adversely affect water quality over greater expanses of marsh. Fri, Dec. 10 Abru...
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