News tagged with agriculture department

Protecting US troops against sand flies

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping deployed American troops protect themselves against sand flies, which are major pests in Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East.

Nov 19, 2012 not rated yet 0

Calm cattle have a dark side

The findings of a recent study conducted by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long held belief of the beef industry that flighty cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, firm and dry ...

Nov 16, 2012 not rated yet 0

USDA patents method to reduce ammonia emissions

Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen management ...

Nov 01, 2012 not rated yet 0

Trapping weevils and saving monarchs

Ensuring the monarch butterfly's survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone ...

Oct 01, 2012 not rated yet 0