Archive for January, 2016
Florida's citrus industry has been struggling for nearly a decade with citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease caused by a bacterium that destroys fruit production and eventually kills the tree. An effective cure has eluded researchers so far, and crop production is declining steadily. A group of researchers from the University of Florida have taken a new approach to the disease by studying a unique application of lasers on citrus leaves. They ...
Grazing towards sustainability – Value of knowledge exchange between researcher, farmer presented at sustainable livestock conference
The first international Global Farm Platform conference hosted by the University of Bristol will highlight the benefits of utilising pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems. Research findings from data shared between Vet School researcher, Professor Michael Lee and farmer, Neil Darwent, Director of the UK's Free Range Dairy Community Interest Company (CIC), will form part of a keynote address to be given by Professor Lee. The Global Farm Platform is a multidisciplinary ...
In a "clash of the microbes," University of Delaware plant scientists are uncovering more clues critical to disarming a fungus that is the number one killer of rice plants. The findings, published in December in Frontiers in Plant Science and in Current Opinion in Plant Biology, may lead to a more effective control for Magnaporthe oryzae, the fungus that causes rice blast disease.