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New rice varieties offer benefits to growers

New rice varieties that offer new options for U.S. growers and expanded market opportunities for the U.S. rice industry have been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and cooperators.

dateOct 31, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Making tomorrow's bioenergy yeasts strong

Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists' studies of a promising new ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Invasive bugs cause tremendous damage in Maryland

Two invasive insects from Asia are poised to cause millions of dollars in destruction in Maryland and throughout the United States. Although no definitive methods exist to stop them just yet, University of ...

dateJul 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Lowering the color of crystals in sugar factories

Like diamonds, sugar crystals ideally are very pure and low in color. Now studies led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Gillian Eggleston have provided a better understanding of the source of undesirable color ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Scientists pitch in to help keep salad mixes safe to eat

It's no wonder that packaged salad mixes are a produce section favorite. They offer convenience, selection, and quality, and perhaps best of all, they free us from the chore of washing and chopping, slicing, or shredding ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Other
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Algal turf scrubbers clean water with sunlight

An article published in the June issue of BioScience describes the early scale-up stage of a new biotechnology with environmental benefits and possible commercial potential. Algal turf scrubbers are field-sized, water-treatment system ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Biotechnology
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