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January 28, 2019, ARS Research Leader, Dr. Craig S. Tucker, Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, is co-author of the paper “Factors Driving Aquaculture Technology Adoption” that was named Best Paper of 2018 by the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. The other co-authors are Drs. Ganesh Kumar (Mississippi State University) and Dr. Carole Engle (Engle-Stone Aquatics, LLC).

 

Press Releases:

Pasture Management and Riparian Buffers Reduce Erosion, released June 1, 2017, by CSA News Magazine, https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/csa/articles/62/6/16?_cldee=YW1hbmRhLmFzaHdvcnRoQGFycy51c2RhLmdvdg%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-004b91c97e2bde11958b0013210e308e-35334f6fc06447bbad288f23628fd50e&esid=130d397d-284a-e711-80d3-005056a7afa5

Diverse Rotations and Poultry Litter Improves Soybean Yield, released June 1, 2017, by CSA News Magazine, https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/csa/articles/62/6/16?_cldee=YW1hbmRhLmFzaHdvcnRoQGFycy51c2RhLmdvdg%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-004b91c97e2bde11958b0013210e308e-35334f6fc06447bbad288f23628fd50e&esid=130d397d-284a-e711-80d3-005056a7afa5

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield, released May 15, 2017, by American Association for the Advancement for Science, https://phys.org/news/2017-05-diverse-rotations-poultry-litter-soybean.html

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield, released May 15, 2017, by American Society of Agronomy, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/asoa-dra051117.php

Kari Hugie and her research at the Pee Dee Center was featured in an article in the Southeast Farm Press Magazine.  Kari is a Post doc, Research Geneticist at the Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Res. Center in Florence, SC, and works with Dr. Todd Campbell.  You can read the entire article at the below link

http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/historic-flood-still-lingers-over-south-carolina-cotton

Blogs:

USDA Blog: Earthworms Work Wonders for Soils https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/04/21/earthworms-work-wonders-soils

Outreach and Professional Activities:

 

May 7-8, 2019, ARS Soil Scientist Matias Vanotti of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center, Florence, SC attended the International Symposium on Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Waste Management (VI SIGERA), organized by EMBRAPA (Brazil’s Agricultural Research Organization) in Florianopolis, Brazil.   He participated in the conference Scientific Committee, made a presentation entitled “Recovery of phosphorus and amino-acids from manure and algae”, and met with EMBRAPA’s Swine and Poultry cooperators about waste treatment research.     

 May 12-18, 2019 ARS Soil Scientist, Gilbert C. Sigua of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plants Research Center in Florence, SC will serve as an Organizing Committee Member and Scientific Advisor for the 2019 Biodiversity Conference.  Dr. Sigua will present an invited keynote presentation titled “Biochar Utilization: Emerging Technology for Improving Soil Productivity and Mine Spoils Remediation” in Brussels, Belgium.

May 8-10, 2019, ARS Plant Pathologist Dr. Sushma Sood of Sugarcane Field Station at Canal Point, FL will present “Screening Sugarcane Clones for Disease Resistance” at the 16th biennial meeting of the Florida Phytopathological Society at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, FL.

May 9, 2019, ARS Research Animal Scientist, Douglas Cosby of the Poultry Microbiological Safety and Processing Research Unit, U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, GA will participate in Poultry ShowHow USA 2019, being held in Progress Point in Kansas City, KS.

May 11-22, 2019, ARS Microbiologist, Thomas F. Ducey of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plants Research Center in Florence, SC will attend the 2nd International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonization, May 14-16, in Berlin, Germany.  Dr. Ducey will present an oral presentation entitled “The use of hydrothermal carbonization for the removal of pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes from animal waste.”  May 20-21, Dr. Ducey will meet with Dr. Jorg Rinklebe, Professor of the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Wuppertal where he was invited to discuss the use of biochar for the remediation of trace metal polluted soils, with a focus on the impact of soil microbial communities.

June 3 – 6, 2019, ARS Research Agronomist, John J. Read with the Genetics and Sustainable Agriculture Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS will attend the Land Use and Water Quality Conference in Aarhus, Denmark and present information on the potential impact of cattle grazing on nitrogen and phosphorus loads in runoff and leachate from soil fertilized with poultry litter. 

 



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