|ARS in the News|
For the week of September 19, 2014 to September 26, 2014
Scientists Plan to Kill Off the American West's Tumbleweeds
Based on a September 22 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Smithsonian.com expands on Smithsonian magazine's in-depth coverage of history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. Similar story in Popsci.com, the companion website for Popular Science, which has been a leading source of science and technology news since its inception in 1872. Similar story also was picked up by Daily Kos. Daily Kos is a leading online political community with over 350,000 progressive activists. Its website is viewed by over 3 million people each month.
‘2,000 Bull Project’ targets cattle traits
From a September 15 news feed by Sandra Avant. Business Farmer is a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500. Also in 21food.com, the website for a leading Chinese e-commerce marketplace for global buyers and sellers in the food industry.
Choosing the Right Season for Applying Chicken Litter
From a September 24 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. The Poultry Site is a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry, communicating with over 160,000 unique visitors per month.
Noah’s Ark for Fruits, Nuts and Grapes
A photoessay of the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Tree Fruit, Nut Crops and Grapes in Davis. Modern Farmer is a media brand for the New Food Culture with daily website updates, a quarterly print magazine, events, and an online store.
Scientists use cutting-edge technology to diversify corn germplasm for breeding programs around the world
An article about the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize, an ARS project that is reducing corn's genetic vulnerability and improving key traits. Seedworld is a magazine for the U.S. seed industry that is published six times a year and has a circulation of 9,000.
Fungi eyed to tackle weedy menace of American west
From a September 22 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. PhysOrg.com is a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. Also in Agprofessional.com, the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs. Also in Bioportfolio.com, a leading news, information and knowledge resource covering the global life science industries impacted on by biotechnology that attracts 830,000 page views per month. The site aims to provide information on specific bio-related topics. Also in Central Valley Business Times, which has around 61,000 monthly readers. It is an online unit of BizGnus, Inc., a California corporation which reports, writes, edits and publishes business news in online and printed publications.
WSU greenhouse space gets $5 million boost
A story about a $5 million grant that will expand greenhouse space for researchers with ARS and Washington State University. Hortidaily.com is a website that is updated daily with news relevant to growers and others in horticulture. The editors source news on a global basis and from many different languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch and Portuguese. Also in Greenhouse Management, a monthly publication with 21,000 subscribers, including growers of bedding plants, potted plants, foliage, cut flowers, vegetables, plugs, perennials and more.
Scientists Named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
From a September 10 press release by Jan Suszkiw. ISAAA.org is the website for the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications. Also in Lancaster Farming, a weekly newspaper that provides news, market & commodity reports and agribusiness information to a readership of over 51,000.
USDA poultry lab upgrade unlikely in 2014
A story about the status of a proposed $1.55 million upgrade of the Southeast Poultry Disease Research Laboratory in Athens. Poultry Production News is a web blog based in Rockford, Illinois that attracts 3800 viewers.
Scientists Discover How to Breed Non-GMO Super Wheat—but It Will Take Some Genetic Engineering to Get There
Story quotes ARS-Aberdeen scientist Harold Bockelman on the value of the seed bank at the Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit to researchers working with wheat and its wild crop relatives. Yahoo! is an Internet portal that receives about 3.4 billion page views per day, making it one of the most visited U.S. websites.
Project launched to study evolutionary history of fungi
A story noting the role of the ARS Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit in Peoria in a national study on the ancient lineages of fungi that may have been instrumental in the origins of plants. PhysOrg.com is a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.
The vine that ate the south climbing its way toward Iowa
Story quotes Lewis Ziska on the role climate change may play in the spread of kudzu into Iowa. KJAN is a 100,000 watt AM-FM radio station based in Atlantic, Iowa. It also was on RadioIowa.com, the web site of a radio station based in Des Moine.
USDA gives more support for Florida citrus growers impacted by HLB
Story about USDA program to make financial assistance availablel to citrus growers in Florida to remove HLB infected trees. The Porterville Recorder is published six days a week in Porterville, California, and has a circulation of 8,100.
USDA partners with UMaine to create information-exchange
Story cites the role of USDA in establishing climate hubs that will give farmers and land managers better access to the information and tools needed to address the issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture. The Bangor Daily News, published six days a week in Bangor, Maine, has a circulation of 55,600.
Growing this fish in big tanks is a big challenge
From a 2010 Science for Kids story by Marcia Wood. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.
For the week of September 12, 2014 to September 19, 2014
Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west
An article about kudzu includes an interview with ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska. The Mississippi Business Journal is published weekly in Jackson, Mississippi and has a circulation of around 7,000.
Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure
A feature about research on controlling odor emissions from livestock manure includes an interview with ARS-Peoria scientist Terry Whitehead, who is working with ARS-Peoria scientist Mike Cotta on emissions studies. The Wall Street Journal is published six days a week and has a circulation of around 2.1 million.
Compound from Bacteria Could Be Useful Against Pecan Scab
From a September 17 news feed by Sharon Durham. Food Consumer is operated by a number of professionals in food, health and environmental sciences and has an average of 20,000 page views every month. The story was also distributed by Southeast Farm Press, which focuses on agricultural commodities of the southeastern US, including cotton, peanuts, tobacco, corn, soybeans, vegetables and fruit/nut and has a circulation of around 45,000. The story also appeared in Kentucky Ag Connection, a subsidiary of USAgNet.com, a network of Web sites that serve the needs of the agricultural industry with local, state and national information on a daily basis.
Four scientists named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
From a September 10 press release by Jan Suszkiw. Business Farmer is a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500.
Research farm refines use of cover crops for grazing
An article about the benefits of cover crops includes information from ARS-Brookings scientist Shannon Osborne on current cover cropping and soil health studies. Tri-State Neighbor is a biweekly publication received by approximately 30,000 qualified farm and ranch subscribers throughout South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska.
Ticks and Cowboys
A feature about the United States Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program includes interviews with ARS-Kerrville scientist Adalberto Pérez de León and ARS-Edinburg scientist John Goolsby. Modern Farmer is a media brand for the New Food Culture with daily website updates, a quarterly print magazine, events, and an online store.
Fighting Poisons With Bacteria
An article about exploring options in the rice biome to enhance plant production includes quotes from ARS-Stuttgart scientist Shannon Pinson. The New York Times, with a daily circulation of about 1,131,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 1,681,000, is one of the U.S.A.'s most prominent daily newspapers.
USDA poultry lab upgrade unlikely in 2014
An article discusses how funding issues will affect planned upgrades at the ARS Southeast Poultry Disease Research Laboratory in Athens. WATT Global Media’s fully integrated portfolio of print and digital products delivers information and solutions to business decision-makers in the poultry, feed, pig and pet food industries in over 200 countries.
2014 Great Stink Bug Count
An article about a program to track stink bug populations includes an interview with ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is run by the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, a public corporation that provides noncommercial education TV and radio stations and related facilities statewide, including three public TV stations and eleven public radio stations. The story was also posted on WMKY.org, a public radio station at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
New herbicide resistant wheat varieties spark interest
A feature about the development of two new wheat varieties notes that both types were developed using germplasm from Eltan, a soft white winter wheat developed by ARS scientists. Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.
Ascension Parish Memorial Donation Orchard, Garden donates to GBRFB
An article about a community food garden notes that germplasm from the garden's pear trees was sent to the ARS-Corvallis laboratory for identification. ARS-Corvallis scientist Joseph Postman is quoted in the story. The Gonzales Weekly Citizen is published twice a week in Gonzales, Louisiana and has a circulation of 6,800.
Multiple studies provide insight into drought tolerance of TAM wheat varieties
An article about TAMU studies on wheat drought tolerance notes that ARS-Lubbock scientists Paxton Payton and James Mahan have collaborated on the work. PhysOrg.com is a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. The story was also published in Southwest Farm Press, which offers in-depth coverage of the varied, highly productive agriculture of the southwestern states. Editorials encompasses production, management, research and legislative/regulatory issues affecting growers of key cotton, wheat, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, pecans, soybeans, corn and vegetable/citrus crops and includes features on the region's producers and agribusiness news.
'2,000 Bull Project' Targets Cattle Traits
From a September 15 news feed by Sandra Avant. CattleNetwork.com is a Kansas City, MO-based website about the cattle industry and averages around 36,500 visitors every month. The story was also published in Beef Producer, a 'magazine within a magazine' that only goes to beef producing readers of Farm Progress state and regional publications. This national magazine takes on key production, marketing and issues-oriented editorial 10 times a year. The article also appeared in Farm Progress, one of 18 state/regional magazines produced by by Farm Progess Magazine Group featuring localized editorial coverage to serve the information needs of each area’s agricultural community. The story also appeared in Technology.org, a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences.
What do they research at the Southern Regional Research Center on Robert E. Lee Blvd.?
Q&A column about work at the ARS Southern Regional Research Center. BestofNewOrleans.com is the website for Gambit, a weekly entertainment newspaper with a circulation of 40,000 throughout the metro New Orleans area.
Research Discovery Could Boost Sorghum Yields
A feature about sorghum includes an Interview with ARS-Lubbock scientist John Burke about work on new varieties of sorghum. Agriculture.com is an ag news website produced by Successful Farming®, a multi-media business that serves the diverse information needs of rural and farm families.
Standing Up to Roundup
A feature about the challenge of herbicide-resistant weeds includes a quote from ARS-Auburn scientist Andrew Price. Ag Illustrated is a magazine produced several times a year by Auburn University.
Researchers continue work on coldwater disease vaccine for trout
The story discusses work conducted in part by ARS scientists to develop a viable vaccine for bacterial coldwater disease in trout. Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.
Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?
A feature about citrus greening includes an interview with ARS-Fort Pierce scientist Robert Shatters, who is working on ways to control the disease. National Geographic News is posted on Nationalgeographic.com, an award-winning Web site that attracts more than 13 million unique visitors a month with its best-in-class content.
Scientist recognized for ag work by USDA
Based on a September 10 press release by Jan Suszkiw. The Ames Tribune is published six days a week in Ames, Iowa and has a circulation of around 10,100.
Tiny Wasps Used to Biologically Control Crop Pests
From an August 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Jan Suszkiw. The Crop Site has editorial teams in the US and the UK that provide live ag-related coverage from industry and academic events around the world.
New pest could pose problems for Kan. sorghum harvest
An article about appearance of the the sugarcane aphid in Kansas crop fields notes that ARS-Stillwater scientist Scott Armstrong confirmed the identity of the insect. Hayspot.com is the website for Hays Post, which has more than 1.4 million monthly pageviews and provides news, weather, opinion, social media integration, sports and web TV programs in the Hays, Kansas market region. The story also appeared in Agropages.com, a leading online media exclusively devoted to global agrochemical business, providing rich industry information, deep market analysis, powerful product and company searches, professional database and market report, as well as personalized online marketing solution for brand establishment. The story was also posted in Midwest Producer, which is is sent to approximately 30,000 of the top producers in Kansas and Nebraska every month.
Corn spots: Study finds important genes in defense response
ARS-Raleigh scientist Peter Balint-Kurti led a study of the entire corn gene blueprint to identify genes closely associated with hypersensitive defense response, which leads to leaf spotting. Story includes interview with Balint-Kurti. Science Daily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. It has about 15 million page views a month. Also in Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries. It is produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, part of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotechApplications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA).
For the week of September 5, 2014 to September 12, 2014
Time for the great stink bug count
The second citizen stink bug count, which will run from September 15 to October 15, has been announced by ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey. The Journal-news.net website is produced in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Meet a scientist: Dr. Rolfe Bryant
Q&A with ARS-Stuttgart scientist Rolfe Bryant about his work at the ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center. The Stuttgart Daily Leader is published Monday through Friday in Stuttgart, Arkansas and has a circulation of 2,400.
Scientists Named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
From a September 10 press release by Jan Suszkiw. The Poultry Site is a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry, communicating with over 160,000 unique visitors per month. Also in KRVN.com, an AM radio station for farmers and ranchers in Nebraska that is part of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. Also in The Crop Site, which has editorial teams in the US and the UK that provide live ag-related coverage from industry and academic events around the world.
Ohio farmers engage in on-farm nutrient research
Feature about different management practices in Ohio to manage crop nutrients notes that ARS-Columbus scientist Kevin King is partnering with local farmers to conduct research on nutrient management. King is quoted in the story. Farm and Dairy has been serving the rural communities of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for over 90 years and has a paid circulation of around 31,000.
A Pioneer of Biofortification Receives Highest Honor from USDA-ARS
Article about retired ARS-Ithaca scientist Ross Welch, who was inducted into the USDA-ARS Science Hall of Fame on September 10. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, which helps realize the potential of agricultural development to deliver gender-equitable health and nutritional benefits to the poor.
USDA reports on orbivirus diseases, research gaps
Article about joint efforts by USDA and other organizations to study orbiviruses that infect livestock notes that a report on their work to date, “Orbiviruses, Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemmorhagic Disease: Gap Analysis Workshop Report,” is available on the ARS website. CattleNetwork.com is a Kansas City, MO-based website about the cattle industry and averages around 36,500 visitors every month.
The New Super Food: Why Microgreens Are All the Rage
Alternet.org September 9, 2014
Article about microgreen research that was conducted in part by National Program Leader Gene Lester and ARS-Beltsville technologist Yaguang Luo. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, and has an average of 2.7 million unique visitors per month.
New lure shows promise against navel orangeworm
From an August 28 news feed by Marcia Wood. AgAlert.com is the California Farm Bureau Federation's weekly newspaper that is distributed to Farm Bureau agricultural and collegiate members. Also in Growing Produce, which targets the fruit, vegetable, and citrus industries with news about varieties, pest control tactics, and production tips.
Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity
Article about research by ARS-Logan scientist Zane Davis on innovations in monitoring selenium levels in horses. Davis is quoted in the story. Horsedaily.com is a news website that presents a range of news and information on horse-related topics. Also in The Horse, a website produced by Blood-Horse Publications, which offers a vast selection of and equine publications, products, and services.
Fargo gets genotype lab
Fargo has been selected by the National Corn Growers Association to receive a National Agricultural Genotyping Center, in part because of its proximity to the ARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center. Bakken Today is a news website produced for readers in western North Dakota and the oil industry. Also in Inforum.com, which is produced by Forums Communications Company,which owns newspaper and other media outlets in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Also in Grand Forks Herald, a daily paper for northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota that has a circulation of about 35,000.
USDA Develops Switchgrass with Bigger Yield, More Biofuel
From an August 7 news feed by Ann Perry. Advanced Biofuels USA is produced by a noonprofit group that works to promotes public understanding, acceptance, and use of advanced biofuels.
Nematodes Can Be Used as Biopesticides
From an August 14 news feed by Sharon Durham. The Crop Site has editorial teams in the US and the UK that provide live ag-related coverage from industry and academic events around the world.
PAA honors four spud leaders
The Potato Association of America (PAA) has made ARS-Prosser scientist Chuck Brown an honorary life member of the PAA, which is the organization’s highest recognition. Potato News Today posts summaries of news stories and links to the original online sources of these stories in 4 different languages: English, Dutch, German, and Spanish. Hundreds of online news sources are scoured daily to find relevant news stories for publication on the blog.
A New Pest Could Pose Problems For Kansas’ Sorghum Harvest
Article about appearance of the the sugarcane aphid in Kansas crop fields notes that ARS-Stillwater scientist Scott Armstrong confirmed the identity of the insect. Agview.net is an agricultural news website that is produced in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Researchers find ways to see and adjust how crops deal with changing climate
Article about genetic research on controlling plant light receptors includes quotes from ARS-Beltsville scientist Autar Mattoo. EEnews.net is a website produced by Environment & Energy Publishing, a leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.
Nicholls student explores world hunger through honey bees
Short feature about internship at the ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge. Houma Today is produced by The Courier, a daily and Sunday paper published in Houma, LA with a daily circulation of 19,700 and a Sunday circulation of 22,100.
How the latest pickle juice innovation is good for the environment
Based on a July 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Kim Kaplan. Foodandwine.com is the website for a monthly magazine that has a circulation of around 950,000.
Meet a scientist: Georgia Eizenga
Interview with ARS-Stuttgart Georgia Eizenga about her work at the ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center. The Stuttgart Daily Leader is published Monday through Friday in Stuttgart, Arkansas and has a circulation of 2,400.
Are ‘weeds’ the future of food?
Interview with ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska about identifying traits in weeds to improve important food crops. MSNBC.com is the website for MSNBC, a cable news channel that is available in 83.6 million U.S. households.
For the week of August 29, 2014 to September 5, 2014
Prescription for Citrus Greening... Apply Heat and Wait
From an August 2013 Agricultural Research magazine story by Dennis O'Brien. Fruit Gardener is published bimonthly by the California Rare Fruit Grower, the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning from over 35 countries worldwide.
When you grow your own, as Jackalope Brewing does, you can make wet hop ales — and better yet, smell them
Article about craft beers in Nashville notes that one variety of hops used in brewing the beers was developed by ARS researchers. The Nashville Scene is a news source about music, restaurants, art exhibits, and other cultural activities in Nashville.
Considering a world without honeybees
Article about honeybees and CCD includes quotes from ARS-Beltsville scientist Jeff Pettis. The Brantford Expositer is a newsite produced in Brantford, Ontario.
Moisture Meter Technology for In-shell Peanuts Licensed
From an August 21 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. Quality Assurance Magazine is published for sanitarians, quality assurance and food safety professionals, pest management service personnel and food safety plant managers working in the rapidly expanding food processing industry. The monthly magazine is ready by 19,000 industry professionals.
Plant scientists celebrate findings at APS–CPS joint meeting
Article about the recent meetings of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) notes that ARS- scientist Stewart Gray was presented with an APS Fellow award in honor of his distinguished contributions to plant pathology. Agprofessional.com is the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs. Also in Seedquest, which is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month.
Modified test simplifies poultry disease detection
From an August 18 news feed by Sandra Avant. Worldpoultry.net is a website dedicated to poultry farming and affiliated industries worldwide.
ND Corn Growers, delegation pushed NDSU, ARS advantages in successful bid for genotyping center
Fargo, N.D., has been selected by the National Corn Growers Association to receive a National Agricultural Genotyping Center, in part because of its proximity to the ARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center. Agweek is published weekly and is read by 87,300 subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.
USDA Develops Switchgrass with Bigger Yield, More Biofuel
Interview with ARS-Lincoln scientist Rob Mitchell about the development of a new type of switchgrass for bioenergy generation. Domestic Fuel is produced by ZimmComm, a company that specializes in blogging, podcasting and managing RSS feeds for the agricultural industry.
Experts Offer Advice for Variety of Wheat Production Challenges
At the Wheat Production Workshop in Scottsbluff, ARS-Lincoln scientist Robert Graybosch discussed research on developing disease-resistant wheat varieties. The Fence Post is a weekly ag newspaper that has a circulation from Nebraska to Colorado. It has more than 80,000 subscribers
Barley Studied as a High-protein Fish Food
From a July 14 news feed by Sandra Avant. The Crop Site has editorial teams in the US and the UK that provide live ag-related coverage from industry and academic events around the world.
New Lure Will Help Almond Growers Battle the Navel Orangeworm
From an August 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Marcia Wood. Entomology Today is a website for the Entomological Society of America that reports discoveries in the world of insect science, news and events from entomological societies. ESA members total more than 6,500 individuals from around the world. Also in IPMsouth.com, a website produced by the Southern Region IPM Center that addresses a range of IPM topics, from invasive species to urban IPM to agricultural topics. Also in Freshplaza.com,which is based in the Netherlands and has over 4,000 users who read their posts about the the fresh produce business. Stories are also distributed through a newsletter via email to approximately 6,000 subscribers. Also in Agfax, an extension of crop and pest reports published by AgFax Media LLC that targets Southern farmers, crop consultants, key dealer reps, extension workers and others who either make or influence crop-related decisions.
American scientists develop non-allergic peanuts
Article about work by ARS-New Orleans scientist Chris Mattison to modify the proteins in tree nuts and peanuts that trigger an immune response in people who have nut allergies.
Scientists look to wheat's wild ancestors to combat an evolving threat
From an April 7 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.
Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee
Feature about the role of honey bees in agricultural production includes an interview with ARS-Tucson scientist Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman. Yuma News Now is a news website for Yuma and surrounding communities in Arizona.
For the week of August 22, 2014 to August 29, 2014New switchgrass developed specifically for bioenergy use
Brownfield Ag News August 29, 2014
Interview with ARS-Lincoln scientist Rob Mitchell, who helped develop a new variety of switchgrass for bioenergy generation. Brownfield Ag News is an agricultural news service covering every aspect of the agricultural industry, from auctions to weather. It is viewed by around 4500 people every month.
Finding long-term links between weather and cattle production
From a July 31 news feed by Ann Perry. Ag Annex provides agricultural news, features, resource guides, commodity prices, weather and other information. The site encompasses news from Top Crop Manager, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager, Fruit & Vegetable and AgroBiomass.
Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee
Feature about the role of honey bees in agricultural production includes an interview with ARS-Tucson scientist Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman. UA News is a news website for the University of Arizona. Also in Physorg.com, a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.
Scientists dedicate themselves to keep mother navel orange tree alive
Feature about protecting important navel orange germplasm and historically important trees quotes ARS-Riverside scientist Robert Krueger about the effort. The Press-Enterprise is published daily in Riverside, California and has a circulation of over 131,000.
Could citrus industry be destroyed by citrus greening?
Interview with ARS-Fort Pierce scientist Tim Gottwald on efforts to control citrus greening. WPTV is the NBC news affiliate for West Palm Beach, Florida.
Alfalfa Joins the Rotation
Feature about work by ARS-Ames scientist Doug Karlen, ARS-Madison scientist Ron Hatfield, and ARS-St. Paul scientist JoAnn Lamb on developing alfalfa rotation systems. Karlen and Hatfield are quoted in the story. AgWeb.com is the Internet site for original content from the magazines, newsletters and broadcast properties of Farm Journal Media, the nation's leading agricultural media company. It carries news from the Pro Farmer family of newsletters, Farm Journal, Top Producer, Beef Today, Dairy Today, AgDay-TV and Farm Journal Radio Network.
Photo Slices Provide Detailed Images of Tiny Wasps for Biocontrol Efforts
From an August 25 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Entomology Today is a website for the Entomological Society of America and reports on discoveries in insect science, news, and events from entomological societies. ESA members total more than 6,500 individuals from around the world. Also in Technology.org, a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences.
Ticks can make horses sick
Short feature about work by ARS scientists on detecting tick-borne diseases in horses. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.
Abrasive Organic Herbicide Method Blasts Weeds to Death
Feature about work by ARS-Morris scientist Frank Forcella on innovations in weed control. Article is derived in part from a July 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Jan Suszkiw. PopSci.com is the compansion website for Popular Science, which has been a leading source of science and technology news since its inception in 1872. Also in Startribune.com, the website for Minnesota's largest newspaper, which has a daily circulation of about 350,000 and a weekend circulation of about 575,000. Also on the website for the Organic Consumers Association, which represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace.
USDA researcher reveals encouraging results of phosphine fumigation tests
Report on work by ARS-Parlier scientist Spencer Walse on alternatives to using methyl bromide in fruit production. FreshFruitPortal.com is a website that focuses on the export fruit industry in the prime fruit growing nations of the Southern Hemisphere. It is the sister company of Portalfruticola.com, a leading source of news for Latin American fruit growers and exporters. Also in Biointel.org, a website produced by the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne.
Test alteration simplifies diagnosis of poultry diseases
From an August 18 news feed by Sandra Avant. Agriland is a leading online platform produced in Ireland for the agricultural sector. The website provides online resources for news and commodity prices. Also in The Poultry Site, a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry that has over 160,000 unique visitors per month.
Even good farming may pollute area's groundwater
Feature about research on groundwater pollution from livestock manure and agricultural chemicals includes interview with ARS-Madison scientist Mark Borchardt, who conducted one of the studies. The Green Bay Press Gazette is published daily in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has a circulation of 42,000.
What happened in Toledo could happen here
Article about Lake Erie algae blooms discusses work by ARS scientists and partners to mitigate similar problems in the Chesapeake Bay. Delmarvanow.com is the website for the Salisbury, MD Daily Times and averages around 300,000 page views every month.
Hypoallergenic nuts: A solution to nut allergies?
Article about work by ARS-New Orleans scientist Chris Mattison to modify the proteins in tree nuts and peanuts that trigger an immune response in people who have nut allergies. National Public Radio (NPR) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Also in WUNC.com, the public radio station that is broadcast in the Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham market.