Saturday, October 1, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Sometimes, the only way to make something better is to forget everything you already know about it and start again. That strategy brought some surprising results for scientist Larry Gut's research in improving codling moth management techniques for Michigan's fruit growers.

Ruling covers farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

WASHINGTON -- The USDA is accepting comments on the scheduled expiration of 12 substances allowed or prohibited for use in organic agriculture.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- When asked about his research, John Wise can't help but perk up. Wise is an entomologist at Michigan State University, where he coordinates the Applied Insecticide Toxicology Laboratory and is also the research and extension coordinator for the Trevor Nichols Research Center.

WASHINGTON — The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) says that between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Upstate New York seems like an unlikely place to grow tropical fish. But at one central New York college, students and staff are growing the sought-after tilapia, even in the dead of winter.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Unless you purchased your steak from the farmer down the road, it can be hard to tell exactly where it came from, even if the sticker on the package says local.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to three important plant leaf diseases.

AgroAtlas, an interactive Russian/English website, shows the geographic distributions of 100 crops; 640 species of crop diseases, pests, and weeds; and 560 wild crop relatives growing in Russia and neighboring countries.

A research and extension team led by dairy systems management extension specialist Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is embarking on a two-year study to advance precision dairy farming at the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.
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