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Signs for optimism as harvest reaches peak in Iowa

The latest government crop yield predictions may give grain farmers cause for optimism as the harvest season reaches its crescendo in Iowa, corn and soybean experts at Iowa State University said this week. ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Other
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New edition of plant identification software released

A pair of researchers from the College of Natural Resources and Environment recently released the third edition of Woody Plants in North America, an interactive multimedia tutorial for woody plant identification. ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Ecology
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A greener way to fertilize nursery crops

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Other
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Nematodes with pest-fighting potential identified

Formosan subterranean termites could be in for a real headache. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified species of roundworms, or "nematodes," that invade the termite brains and offer a potential ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Ecology
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