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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.

Methods Improved For Trapping Stink Bugs
2013-01-18 10:41:51

Baited black traps in a pyramid shape attract significantly more brown marmorated stink bugs than other traps, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Diet Of The Lady Beetle Influences Its Effectiveness As Biocontrol Agent
2013-01-11 15:47:47

By examining what lady beetles eat, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields—and whether they'll actively feed on crop pests.

Controlling The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, USDA's Top-ranked Invasive Insect
2013-01-07 12:18:56

First detected in the United States a decade ago, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is now in at least 39 states, is wreaking havoc in homes and gardens, and is a major economic threat to orchard fruits, garden vegetables and row crops.

2012-12-14 15:20:11

Peach growers in California may soon have better tools for saving water because of work by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Parlier, Calif.

Dressing U.S. Troops To Protect Against Attacks From Insects
2012-12-03 16:48:39

Outfitting soldiers with clothing that effectively repels or kills insects is one of the strategies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to help protect U.S. military personnel deployed overseas against disease-transmitting mosquitoes and sand flies.

Sources Of E. Coli Not Just From Animal Production Facilities
2012-11-30 10:53:26

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that could help restore the reputation of local livestock.

Using A Growth Regulator To Kill Flies Before They Mature
2012-11-26 14:19:23

An insect growth regulator is one of the latest technologies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are adding to their arsenal to help fight house flies that spread bacteria to food.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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