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In Order For Fish And Rice To Thrive In Yolo Bypass, Just Add Water
2013-10-24 13:30:31

University of California - Davis From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new report detailing the scientific findings of an experiment that planted fish in harvested rice fields earlier this year, resulting in the fattest, fastest-growing salmon on record in the state's rivers. The report, provided to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,...

Farmers Increasingly Plagued By 'Weedy' Strains Of Rice
2013-07-18 12:36:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past decade or so the de-domestication of rice has increasingly plagued farmer's fields, with "weedy" strains of the grain cutting agricultural yields by as much as 80 percent. Being domesticated thousands of years ago in both Africa and Asia, the de-domestication of rice also provided an interesting case study for two biologists at Washington University in St. Louis who recently published a genetic analysis of both types of...

2013-04-11 13:01:50

Rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks, particularly for infants and children, who are especially sensitive to lead's effects, and adults of Asian heritage who consume large amounts of rice, scientists said here today. Their research, which found some of the highest lead levels in baby food, was among almost 12,000 reports scheduled for the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

Rice Landscapes Threatened In South East Asia
2012-07-09 15:00:22

Scientists raise concerns on the future sustainability of rice ecosystems in South East Asia - Threats are caused by global change but also by human mistakes and political neglect During a meeting in Banaue, The Philippines, scientists from 21 research institutions from Germany, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, UK, Bulgaria and Spain raised several concerns on the future of the rice ecosystems in South East Asia. The meeting was organized within the framework of the international...

2011-10-14 04:20:02

- Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Dramatically Improved Efficacy in Rice Growth - Tokyo, Oct 14, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - B&L Corporation has announced that it experienced dramatic improvement in soil conditions following the application of its agricultural products for salt removal from rice paddies which were brine damaged due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami.B&L's natural agricultural products, which had been suggested...

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2010-08-10 07:50:24

Production of rice will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change Production of rice"”the world's most important crop for ensuring food security and addressing poverty"”will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. The research team found evidence that the net impact of projected temperature increases will be to slow the...

2010-07-09 14:23:52

Farmers in the "texting capital" of the world"”the Philippines"”will soon have nutrient management advice tailored specifically to their rice crops delivered to their mobile phones. Dr. Roland Buresh, part of the International Rice Research (IRRI) team that has joined the Philippine Department of Agriculture to establish the system, says that after responding to a series of simple questions about their rice paddy, farmers would receive an automated text reply recommending what...

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2009-12-06 06:50:00

Though you may not hear much about them in talks of the effect they have on global warming, Asian rice farmers actually have a vital role in helping the world reduce the output of greenhouse gases. When it comes to the fight against global warming, the world has mainly focused on the burning of fossil fuels and the logging of rainforests. However, water-logged rice paddies also put out a great deal of methane, which is known to cause global warming. "If you step through a rice field, there is...

2009-04-20 10:05:00

This Earth Day, Learn How U.S. Rice Farmers Are Reducing Your Carbon Footprint ARLINGTON, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheer up, Kermit. It's getting easier to be green, thanks to a new awareness by consumers of how their food choices can benefit the environment. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/NY01421LOGO ) "Consumers are becoming more aware than ever of the link between their food choices, their personal health, and the health of the environment in which we live,"...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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