Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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.

TUMBA, Sweden -- Rotary parlors aren't new, but a fully automatic milking rotary system is. DeLaval introduced the DeLaval AMR in Hannover, Germany, last November, and is spotlighting its first on-farm installation in southern Sweden, in place since last April.

COLUMBUS -- Due to Ohio's weather creating delays in planting, the Ohio Farm Service Agency is extending the date to report prevented planting to...

Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is working with West Virginia-based Touchstone Research Laboratory in the development of innovative technology for efficiently and profitably growing algae in open ponds for production of fuels and other high-value, bio-based products.

URBANA, Ill. -- Prices of corn, soybeans and wheat continue to move erratically, reflecting both new information and the lack of some information, said...
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