Purdue researchers discover new transportation route for plant volatile compounds
Flowers use volatile compounds called terpenes to communicate with and protect themselves from the outside world. The aromas produced welcome pollinators while warding off pests and disease. [..]
-->Press-release; Purdue University (West-Lafayette - Indiana - USA), May 17, 2019
Unsealed rainwater tanks could cause dengue outbreaks
Scientists are asking people to check their rainwater tanks, after new research revealed unsealed and damaged tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious [..]
-->Press-release; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), May 2, 2019
Insect-deterring sorghum compounds may be eco-friendly pesticide
Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to [..]
-->Press-release; Penn State News, April 03, 2019
Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields
Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to [..]
-->Press-release; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, March 16, 2019
High pesticide exposure among farmers linked to poor sense of smell later
A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined more than [..]
-->Press-release; Michigan State University, January 16, 2019
IIT researchers show how plants can generate electricity to power LED light bulbs
In Advanced Functional Materials, the study shows that single plant leaves can generate more than 150 volts; a 'hybrid tree' made of natural and artificial leaves can act as an innovative 'green' electric generator. [..]
-->Press-release; IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy), December 12, 2018
ASLA Business Survey Shows Steady Conditions for Landscape Architecture Firms
Business is picking up for landscape architecture firms, according to the American of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey for the third quarter of 2018. Based on the responses of [..]
-->Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), October 31, 2018.
African swine fever: No risk to consumers
The African swine fever (ASF) that is currently rife in Europe does not pose a health hazard to humans. "The ASF pathogen cannot be transferred to humans," explains Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, President of [..]
-->Press-release; German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, September 18, 2018
Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety of Corn Captures the Nitrogen It Needs From the Air
A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have found that an indigenous variety of corn can “fix nitrogen” from the atmosphere, instead of requiring [..]
-->Press-release; University of California, Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars Inc., August 7, 2018
Study looks at cow’s adaptability to drought, heat stress
Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or [..]
-->Press-release; News release from K-State Research and Extension, July 10, 2018
A selection of links to press-releases, news-articles and documents about agriculture and landscape:
- USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), May 6, 2019.
- USDA Reaffirms Science-Based Decision Making at G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists Meeting - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Aprile 26, 2019.
- Supporting Farmers' Mental Health - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA; Canada), April 22, 2019.
- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Welcomes 4-H Youth Leaders House Committee on Agriculture (USA), April 09, 2019.
- Professor Johnathan Napier – Sustainable food chains: making fish oils from plants - Society of Chemical Industry, March 27, 2019.
- Agroecology Criteria Tool - Assess your Project or Policy - Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research, March 15, 2019.
- Organic Agriculture Research Forum (OARF) Presentations Now Available Online - Organic Agriculture Research Foundation, March 2019.
- Students’ thoughts focused on jobs and careers and career progression at the recent horticulture careers forum - Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, March 4, 2019.
- Fruit fly in Auckland – situation update 1 March 2019 - Ministry for Primary Industry - biosecurity New Zealand, March 1, 2019.
- Amendment to Wine Act contributed to drop in adulterated wines present on the market - The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), February 27, 2019.
- CAFIA found further cases of consumers’ misleading regarding origin of beef in Prague restaurants The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), February 19, 2019.
- Canada's Agriculture Day - Minister's Statement - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, February 12, 2019.
- Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – February 2019 Issue - Agricultural Institute of Canada - AgriFood Innovation Council, January 31, 2019.
- Continuing the Conversation on Mental Health in Agriculture - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Ontario (Canada), January 18, 2019.
- The Philadelphia GSI (Green StormWater Infrastructure) Landscape Design Guidebook of the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) (Article published in the ASLA's 'The Field' website; Asla is the American Society of Landscape Architects).
- Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health (News published by the University of Illinois - College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences - CAES; May 3, 2018).
- 'Citrus greening taking over Florida groves, while UF searches for a cure' (Article published by the CBS - Florida website).
- The rose genome deciphered: from the origin of modern roses to the characteristics of their blooms (Press-Release - French National Institute for Agricultural Research, May 3, 2018).
- '4 Things You Should Know about Remote Sensing in Agriculture' (Article published by AgFunder News; San Francisco - California - USA).
- 'State shares of total U.S. irrigated acres, in 2012' (Source: USDA ERS - 2012 Census of Agriculture - State Data, published by the 'Farm Policy' - Twitter page of the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaigns).
- Ash dieback threatens 95% of all European ash trees - A Research from Earlham Institute (Source: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - BBSRC; April 23, 2018).
- USGS Scientists Develop New Tool to Determine if Vermiculite Insulation Contains Asbestos U.S. Geological Survey (USGS - April 5, 2018).
- 'Biosecurity Matters - Australia is free from many pests and diseases found around the world.' Some videos published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia.
- Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to herbicide ingredient (News-release; University of Indiana press-release, March 22, 2018).
- What do agronomists do? YouTube page of the American Society of Agronomy.
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