Agriculture

Grazing Horses on Better Pastures
October 11, 2017 09:30 AM - American Society of Agronomy

When you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like eating. If you have the land, providing pasture for horses is less costly than buying hay.

Grazing Horses on Better Pastures
October 11, 2017 09:30 AM - American Society of Agronomy

When you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like eating. If you have the land, providing pasture for horses is less costly than buying hay.

Protein Restricts Sap Uptake By Aphids
October 10, 2017 01:34 PM - Umea University

Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been published in the journal the Plant Cell.

Protein Restricts Sap Uptake By Aphids
October 10, 2017 01:34 PM - Umea University

Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been published in the journal the Plant Cell.

UW Researchers Discover an Evolutionary Stepping Stone to Beet-Red Beets
October 10, 2017 12:11 PM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

The color red is splashed across gardens, forests and farms, attracting pollinators with bright hues, signaling ripe fruit and delighting vegetable and flower gardeners alike.

UW Researchers Discover an Evolutionary Stepping Stone to Beet-Red Beets
October 10, 2017 12:11 PM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

The color red is splashed across gardens, forests and farms, attracting pollinators with bright hues, signaling ripe fruit and delighting vegetable and flower gardeners alike.

Clear Lakes Disguise Impaired Water Quality
October 10, 2017 11:52 AM - University of Minnesota

Looks can be deceiving.

Look at a hundred lakes in the agricultural heartland of the United States and you will likely see green lakes surrounded by green fields. The nitrogen and phosphorus in agricultural fertilizers that help crops grow also fuel the growth of algae and cyanobacteria that in excess can turn lakes the color of pea soup.

Soil Holds Potential to Slow Global Warming, Stanford Researchers Find
October 5, 2017 09:33 AM - Stanford University

If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to Stanford researchers who claim the resource could “significantly” offset increasing global emissions. They call for a reversal of federal cutbacks to related research programs to learn more about this valuable resource.

Soil Holds Potential to Slow Global Warming, Stanford Researchers Find
October 5, 2017 09:33 AM - Stanford University

If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to Stanford researchers who claim the resource could “significantly” offset increasing global emissions. They call for a reversal of federal cutbacks to related research programs to learn more about this valuable resource.

Are we at a tipping point with weed control?
October 4, 2017 04:07 PM - University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

If farmers could no longer control weeds with existing herbicides, Americans would take notice pretty quickly

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