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New Cherry Tree Highlights 100th Anniversary of Japanese Gift

By Kim Kaplan March 22, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new cherry tree variety named for former First Lady Helen Taft to commemorate the 100th

Wood Chips Help Curb Nitrate Leaching

By Ann Perry February 16, 2012 Wood chips can significantly stem nitrate flow from crop fields into the surrounding watershed, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study. This work ...
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Study shows electron-beam irradiation reduces virus-related health risk in lettuce, spinach (PR)

February 6, 2012By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575,paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu(For photos and cut lines, go to:http://agrilife.org/today/2012/02/03/electron-beam-irradiation/)Study shows electron-beam irradiation reduces virus-related health risk in lettuce, spinachMay be first such study ...
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USDA Research Demonstrates New Breeds of Broccoli Remain Packed with Health Benefits

For broccoli cultivars grown during the past 35 years, ARS scientists found no proof of significant changes in mineral concentrations. Photo ARS. Preserving a unique collection of ...
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Vaccine Protects Against Leptospirosis

By Sandra Avant January 30, 2012 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have found that a commercial vaccine is effective against leptospirosis in cattle. A widespread zoonotic disease, leptospirosis ...
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South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio (PR)

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.eduContact: Bryan Davis, 210-467-6575, by-davis@tamu.eduSAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar Beef ...
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Making Tomorrow's Bioenergy Yeasts Strong

By Marcia Wood August 25, 2011 Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department ...
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New bitter blocker discovered (PR)

Contact: Leslie Steinstein@monell.org267-619-4707Monell Chemical Senses Center  New bitter blocker discovered Serendipitous finding increases understanding of taste, opening doors to better nutrition and therapeutic compliance PHILADELPHIA (June 2, ...
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Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

By Jan Suszkiw May 17, 2011 Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes "mummy berry" disease. Fortunately, U.S. Department of ...
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Alternatives Eyed for Methyl Bromide

By Dennis O'Brien March 16, 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists trying to help Florida growers find a replacement for methyl bromide are studying an alternative ...
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