A new forage comes to the Midwest, courtesy of nature

A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon be helping to boost cattle and dairy production. The grass, which has adapted well to parts of the Upper Midwest, has been released by Agricultural Research ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Taking the temperature of water-thirsty plants

When crops get thirsty, they get hot. Scientists can use canopy temperatures to determine if crops are water stressed. An Agricultural Research Service engineer in Colorado has found a way to simplify this process for farmers. ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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