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2010-05-28 18:07:13

The more efficient dairy farmers are in managing nitrogen, the more milk their cows will produce and the less nitrogen will be wasted in manure and urine.

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2010-05-24 10:54:46

Some cut flowers and potted plants are better than others at fending off the aging process, known as senescence.

2010-05-21 14:41:46

A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists has refined remote sensing tools for identifying invasive Ashe juniper shrubs and trees in central Texas and nearby regions.

2010-05-19 14:54:48

Potatoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors-including tubers with red, yellow, orange and purple flesh.

2010-05-13 12:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new federal partnership will help commercialize emerging technologies and expand the commonwealth's world-class research opportunities, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary George Cornelius said today.

2010-05-10 07:34:11

Algae--already being eyed for biofuel production--could be put to use right away to remove nitrogen and phosphorus in livestock manure runoff.

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2010-05-06 09:19:34

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in North Dakota are evaluating the storage properties of promising new potato varieties that could greatly improve potato quality for growers throughout the United States.

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2010-05-05 11:49:09

Using herbicides to sterilize rather than to kill weedy grasses might be a more economical and environmentally sound weed control strategy, according to a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and a cooperator.

2010-05-05 11:41:04

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have identified sources of genetic resistance to sheath blight, a major disease affecting rice production worldwide.

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2010-05-03 10:36:04

Two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are part of an international team that has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn.


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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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