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2013-03-18 16:01:44

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm.

Behavior Of Bed Bugs Being Studied For New Management Tactics
2013-02-11 11:56:12

Learning more about the behavior of bed bugs is one approach being used by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to identify compounds to help control these pests.

Understanding Travel Patterns Of Microbes Blowing In The Wind
2013-02-07 09:32:18

With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds.

Hot Air Treatment Makes Bacteria Fly the Coop
2013-01-28 10:46:14

Poultry producers can reduce bacterial cross-contamination in poultry cages by treating the cages with forced air that's been heated to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

There Is A Limit For How Long Plants Can Adapt To Drought
2013-01-23 13:50:15

Plants can adapt their demand for water depending on how much is available - However, this resilience has a limit, and prolonged drought conditions threaten the survival of plant communities, especially in more arid areas

Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability Confirmed By USDA Study
2013-01-22 13:59:07

Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.