As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several years The University of Illinois conducted ... - Read More
In the wake of last week's meetings at the UN on the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs a group of international scientists have published a call in the journal Nature today arguing for ... - Read More
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More
A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More
It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More
The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth have discovered phthalates industrial chemicals in common foods purchased in the United States Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and ... - Read More
Released 3 4 2013 11 35 AM ESTSource Newsroom Texas Tech University more news from this source Mar 4 2013 A new version of Fibertect® a nonwoven decontamination wipe created by researchers at Texas Tech ... - Read More
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops In a study published today in Science researchers from Monash University and collaborators in ... - Read More
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced A recent study has investigated for the ... - Read More
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More
Studies at the U S Department of Agriculture USDA are shedding some light on the microbes that dwell in cattle manure what they are where they thrive where they struggle and where they can end ... - Read More
Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More
Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin Bt Bt corn resists attack by corn rootworm a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion But besides merely protecting against ... - Read More
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
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