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2011-08-31 20:18:35

A new birth control vaccine for white-tailed deer — a growing nuisance in urban areas for gardens and landscaping — eliminates the dangerous reproductive behavior behind the annual autumn surge in automobile-deer collisions.

2011-08-25 12:21:14

Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists' studies of a promising new biorefinery yeast.

2011-08-23 19:56:16

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has created a new weapon in the war being waged against the potato cyst nematode-a diagnostic test that identifies the type of nematode infesting a grower's field.

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2011-08-22 20:27:59

Scientists found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent.

2011-08-17 13:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced awards related to successful projects with government clients the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Los Angeles County (California), and the U.S.

2011-08-15 15:16:58

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are studying soil moisture levels and other field dynamics to help Pacific Northwest famers maximize the production of corn, a relatively new regional crop that helps support Idaho's growing dairy industry.

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2011-08-11 13:57:59

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is trying to learn what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and also is searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators.

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2011-08-04 09:53:33

Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can reverse the drying effects of predicted higher temperatures on semi-arid rangelands.

2011-08-02 15:39:00

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael Funk of United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) and Mark Lipson of the U.S.

2011-08-02 05:23:00

Distance learning leader provides regionally accredited education essential to career success NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashworth College announced that the national contract between the Job Corps Forestry Service, an agency of the U.S.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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