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UF/IFAS Study Finds Simple Solution to Monitoring Major Berry Pest
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Using a yeast-sugar-water mixture, berry growers can easily keep tabs on a pest that causes millions in damage each year in the U.S., a new University of Florida study shows. Farmers can conduct a test to determine if the spotted wing drosophila is in their field – and if so, how prevalent. They punch holes near the upper rim of a covered plastic cup and pour in a yeast-sugar-water mix to ...

General Mills Announces Plans to Reduce Emissions from Agriculture
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Food company General Mills announced this week that it would reduce its supply chain emissions to a target level by August 2015, and cited agriculture as the primary source of those emissions. The company said agriculture emissions “are the single largest source of emissions in our value chain. For this reason, we intend to focus our efforts on achieving agriculture emissions reductions and ...

Greenhouse Gas Report to Assist Producers Facing Climate Challenges
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. The report, titled Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, will help ...

Exciting Farming Projects Benefit from £18M Government Funding
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There were some exciting announcements in farming this week as Defra revealed 15 agri-tech projects that are due to receive a share of £18 million from the Government and industry to help speed up agriculture innovation and their commercial viability. According to Farmers Guardian, they are the first industrial research awards to be funded by the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, which ...

Ash dieback in the UK: how will it affect the rest of the woodland ecosystem?
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Ash dieback in the UK is likely to lead to the extinction or decline of over 50 species which are reliant on or highly associated with this tree, including mosses, lichens and beetles, a new study suggests. The researchers recommend that the ash trees are not felled but left to die naturally and in time replaced with mixtures of species such as beech and sycamore which support similar woodland ...

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