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Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops.

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Awareness and labeling initiatives can benefit inland fisheries

Field Crops Researcher Williams questioned whether the crop yield responses that have been previously reported in sweet corn research are actually helpful to the industry.

“What has been done in the past is analogous to predicting someone’s height based on their shoe size, as opposed to actually measuring their height,” Williams said.

After collecting and studying sweet corn data representing 31 hybrids across 22 locations in Illinois over an 8-year period, Williams said he sees a disconnect in what researchers are measuring in the field and what processors and seed companies need to know in order to make improved production decisions.

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Building Up and Drawing Down Soil P and K Level

Building Up and Drawing Down Soil P and K Level
It is common to hear people discuss fertilizer recommendations in terms of crop removal, plus or minus soil test buildup as if they were somehow disconnected from each other. In fact, they are two aspects of the same subject. Continue reading Building Up and Drawing Down Soil P and K Level

Traditional fisheries management approach jeopardizes marine ecosystems worldwide, expert argues

In  a Perspectives article published online in the Oct. 26 issue of the journalScience, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and professor at Stony Brook University, cautions against continuing traditional fisheries management

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