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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that heparin, a type of sulfated polysaccharide, inhibits infection with Cryptosporidium parvum, a protozoan that causes diarrhea in humans and other mammals. This will ... read more

Charcoaling Manure, Greening Neighborhoods in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

July 1, 2015 — Chesapeake Bay bears a heavy pollution burden from the growing metropolitan centers and vibrant agricultural activity in the watershed. Nitrogen and phosphorus draining from farm fields, livestock ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Small-scale livestock farming in the tropics can become more intensive yet sustainable if more and better forage is used to feed the animals being reared. This could benefit farming endeavors in ... read more

Muzzle in on Cattle Classification

June 29, 2015 — Researchers are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The system uses the unique features of ... read more

Selective Breeding, Immunization Improve Fish Farm Yields

June 28, 2015 — Fish farming, or aquaculture, began in Malaysia as early as the 1920s, with the 1990s ushering in intensive commercial production. It is a rapidly growing sector that has witnessed a growth rate of ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective ... read more

Soils Are Living, Experts Explain

June 25, 2015 — Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth, scientists report. This includes animals, insect, bacteria and ... read more

June 25, 2015 — In 2014, some 13.3 million kilograms of fish were cultivated for human consumption in Finland. This represented a decrease of some 0.3 million kilograms compared to 2013. The value of farmed edible ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Three new eriophyoid mite species all coming from different genera were found in Xinjiang, China. One of the new species is the first representative of the genus Paracolomerus to be described from a ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A safe repellent that protects fruits from D. suzukii has been identified by scienitsts: Butyl anthranilate (BA), a pleasant-smelling chemical compound produced naturally in fruits in small amounts. ... read more

History of Native Welsh Sheep Breeds Uncovered

June 22, 2015 — The genetic integrity of native Welsh sheep breeds combined with contemporary scientific techniques will develop the commercial flocks of the ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Throughout the past two decades, researchers have seen barn owl populations in the Everglades Agricultural Area, centered around Belle Glade, expand from mere dozens to more than 400 nesting pairs. ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Many products, including food supplements, cosmetics and biodiesel, are made from substances derived from microalgae. A fully automated pilot plant is capable of producing microalgae on pilot scale. ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Scientists are studying the relationships between pesticides and row crops, farmers and beekeepers, and factors influencing honeybee ... read more

June 18, 2015 — This article is on the relationships between pesticides and row crops, farmers and beekeepers, and factors influencing honeybee ... read more

Mississippi Farmers, Beekeepers and Protecting Bees

June 18, 2015 — Researchers are looking at the relationships between pesticides and row crops, farmers and beekeepers, and factors influencing honeybee health. This story focuses on the Mississippi Honey Bee ... read more

MRSA Contamination Found in Supermarket Sausages and Minced Pork in UK

June 18, 2015 — A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. It lacks qualities, such as high ... read more

June 17, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have successfully elucidated the biochemical and biofuel-producing materials contained in rice straw. Future applications include using these materials in species of ... read more

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