Agriculture

Pakistan: Unknown Virus Attacks Cotton Crop
August 23, 2007 09:53 AM - BharatTextile.com

The Sindh cotton crop is hit by an unknown virus as both growers and Agriculture Department are finding ways to tackle it. The virus has come inspite of using pesticides and is expected to further worsen the situation due to the recent rains. The virus is seen to be flourishing in moisture.

EU Relaxes Ban on British Meat Exports
August 23, 2007 09:16 AM - Jan Sliva, Associated Press

The European Union on Thursday relaxed a ban on exports of British livestock, meat and dairy products that was imposed after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in southeastern England earlier this month.

Climate change goes underground
August 23, 2007 09:10 AM - Soil Science Society of America

Climate change, a recent “hot topic” when studying the atmosphere, oceans, and Earth’s surface; however, the study of another important factor to this global phenomenon is still very much “underground.” Few scientists are looking deep enough to see the possible effects of climate change on groundwater systems. Little is known about how soil, subsurface waters, and groundwater are responding to climate change.

Challenges Remain In Reintroducing American Chestnut
August 22, 2007 01:24 PM - Douglas M. Main, Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have developed a breed of American chestnut that is resistant to the fungal blight that decimated its population in the early 1900s. But the return of this "king of trees," so-called for its picturesque form and towering height of more than 100 feet, remains hampered by a slew of obstacles, said a Purdue University researcher.

Do Higher Corn Prices Mean Less Adherence to Ecological Principles?
August 22, 2007 10:58 AM - University of Illinois-Champaign

Expectations of higher corn prices are leading some farmers to neglect or ignore integrated pest management strategies, and their behavior could undermine the very technologies that sustain them, University of Illinois researchers report today at the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston.

Cow-Powered Fuel Cells Grow Smaller, Mightier
August 22, 2007 10:26 AM - Ohio State University

"Cows could one day help to meet the rise in demand for alternative energy sources," say Ohio State University researchers that used microbe-rich fluid from a cow to generate electricity in a small fuel cell.

Impacts on human health, agriculture to round out most comprehensive assessment of climate change on state
August 22, 2007 10:06 AM - UW Office of News

An assessment of the impact of climate change on the state, being launched this week by the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group for the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, is the most comprehensive ever.

Stalk Burning Fuels China Pollution Woes
August 22, 2007 09:58 AM - Jia Hepeng, SciDevNet

A new study published in the August issue of the Chinese Science Bulletin, scientists estimate that farmers burning stalks produced 210.2 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2000, the most recent year for official figures on China's total carbon dioxide emissions. This was 6.1 per cent of China's total emissions that year.

Controversy Over GMO Corn Approval In Brazil
August 22, 2007 09:51 AM - Luisa Massarani, SciDevNet

Brazil's biosafety committee has approved two sets of guidelines governing the use of genetically modified (GM) corn, despite criticism from within its ranks. The Brazilian National Biosafety Technical Committee (CTNBio), which oversees the use of GM organisms in the country, last week (16 August) approved plans for monitoring and coexistence.

USDA to give $5.5 million to study E. coli in produce
August 22, 2007 09:34 AM - Reuters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will held support new research on keeping fresh produce safe from deadly bacteria, officials said on Tuesday.

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