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Soybeans Affected By Man-Made Materials In Soil
2012-08-21 12:42:09

Study says manufactured nanomaterials may be harmful to agricultural production Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials--now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens--may be detrimental to the quality and yield of food crops, as reported in a paper in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Manufactured nanomaterials are man-made materials produced by manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale....

2012-06-21 23:01:21

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor 4,600 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Agricultural Sciences Category with nearly 89,000 articles selected from almost 220...

2012-05-31 11:35:01

New edge of extinction research is creating a revival of conservation and interest in what these old plants mean to the future A botanist brings a species of alfalfa from Siberia, to the United States. His hope? The plant survives, and leads to a new winter-hardy alfalfa. But what also happened during this time in the late 1800's, isn't just a story of legend and lore. The truth of the matter is creating a current revival in both interest and conservation of what's now called a crop's...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor nearly 3,500 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Agricultural Sciences Category with 84,000 articles partly derived by monitoring 242 scientific...

2012-02-22 17:00:00

Event Presented In Partnership With College Of Agriculture And Life Sciences And Poole College Of Management At North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Bayer CropScience (http://www.bayercropscience.com), one of the world´s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that “Sustainability in Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course” will be held Monday,...

2012-02-20 20:23:17

Africa will benefit greatly from advances in livestock science that will benefit the animals and the people they provide with high quality protein, said scientists here Sunday. Panelists addressed the hopes and challenges of modernizing livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. "We explored how implementing new technologies will benefit society," said University of Idaho animal scientist...

2012-01-24 22:05:12

Research involving scientists at The University of Nottingham has taken us a step closer to breeding hardier crops that can better adapt to different environmental conditions and fight off attack from parasites. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), the researchers have shown that they can alter root growth in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, or thale cress, by controlling an important regulatory protein. Dr...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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