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In wake of flooding, disinfect contaminated wells

The central and eastern parts of the state were saturated by frequent heavy rains in early August before being drenched by Hurricane Irene and then inundated by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. The resulting ...

Sep 16, 2011
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BIOTRACER model tackles Salmonella

Protecting consumers from contaminated foods is one of the most important objectives of the EU. Helping drive this effort is the BIOTRACER ('Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their ...

May 24, 2011
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Planting depth affects popular landscape tree

Landscape trees are increasingly being produced using container nursery systems rather than traditional field production practices. In contrast to field production techniques, successful container production requires a series ...

Apr 21, 2010
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Demystifying yield fluctuations for greenhouse tomatoes

Growing tomatoes is not always easy. In many parts of the world summers are too hot to grow tomatoes in greenhouses, even those with intricate cooling systems. In cooler climates where tomatoes are grown year-round ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Big study of dirty air inversions

At times this winter, the greater Salt Lake City area has harbored the most polluted air in the United States. Now, researchers from the University of Utah and other institutions are starting a three-year, ...

Feb 02, 2010
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Pelletized manure reduces toxic runoff

There is considerable amount of uncertainty concerning the environmental impacts that animal hormones have on surface water. Higher concentrations of hormones in waterways have been found to cause physiological and sexual ...

Nov 17, 2010
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Plentiful poinsettias without PGRs

Poinsettias can be a lucrative crop for ornamental plant growers, particularly during the Christmas season. In the temperate regions of the southern hemisphere, where poinsettias are grown for both export ...

Nov 04, 2009
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