R&D

Interview: Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, and Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator for Technology Transfer

Interview / R&D / Technology

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young has served as administrator of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency, since February 2014. Previously, Jacobs-Young had served as ARS Associate Administrator for National Programs, where she led ... read more

USDA Awards Citrus Greening Research Grants

Crops / R&D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $20.1 million in grants to further research to combat citrus greening disease, according to a Feb. 8 USDA press release. The grants were made available to university researchers for research and extension projects ... read more

A Major Contribution

Environment / R&D

Australia relies on surface water storages to ensure that water is available when needed and to act as a buffer against drought. However surface storage is inefficient because much water is spilled from dams that are quickly filled during very ... read more

Superbugs

Livestock / R&D

While advances in technology have greatly affected nearly every aspect of modern farming, equivalent leaps in drugs and chemicals used with livestock and produce have led to higher yields, larger cattle producing more milk or meat, and greater resistance to disease, ... read more

Can a genetic tune-up save the orange?

Crops / R&D

When the Asian citrus psyllid first introduced its noxious stowaway – the Liberibacter bacterium that infects citrus plants and ruins their fruit – to Florida’s orange groves in 2005, the state’s growers, who had been monitoring the insect since first ... read more

Toxic Nanoparticles?

R&D

Nanomaterials are increasingly used in water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics, and other areas. There is a growing concern that these particles could pose a potential health risk to humans and the environment.  In a new study, researchers at the ... read more

Root Cause

Crops / R&D

A team of scientists from the University of Missouri, the University of Georgia and the Beijing Genome Institute have used next-generation sequencing to identify two genes — out of approximately 50,000 possibilities — that defend soybeans from damage caused by ... read more