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Article ID: 695005

Cause of E. Coli Beach Closings? Gulls

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings.

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23-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694985

UF/IFAS Researchers May Use Fungi to Control Deadly Crop Disease

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Scientists hope to use trichoderma to supplement various pest-management methods to help control Fusarium wilt in crops including tomatoes, cantaloupes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon and strawberries.

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23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694806

What Fertilizers and Pesticides Commonly Go on Ag Fields and Why?

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Growers strive for a reliable food supply for the world’s population. And they use science to do so. The May 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how growers’ use of the right fertilizers and pesticides, at the right time, is a continuously improving science.

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22-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694633

A Hidden World of Communication, Chemical Warfare, Beneath the Soil

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research shows how some harmful microbes in the soil have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.

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15-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694837

Research Suggests Sweet Potatoes Didn't Originate in the Americas

Indiana University

Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier than previously known.

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21-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694787

Farm Bill Set for a Vote; SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs

Virginia Tech

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18-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694740

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively than gasoline and help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694551

Sustainable Agronomy Conference: Science Meets Practice

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

The Sustainable Agronomy Conference, sponsored by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) June 26-27, “will bring together the best science and the best practitioners to advance sustainability,” says Gary Pierzynski, ASA president.

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17-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694728

Explaining the History of Australia’s Vegetation

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide-led research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

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17-May-2018 2:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694729

NUS Researchers Lead Effort to Turn Food Scraps Into Green Energy Resource

National University of Singapore

A team lead by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a self-sustaining anaerobic digester system that recycles food scraps to produce electrical energy, heat and fertilisers.

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17-May-2018 2:05 AM EDT
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