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  • Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?

    As demand grows and habitat disappears, scientists ponder tighter controls on the Antarctic krill harvest. Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue ...


    By Ensia

  • Metalexyl fungicide induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in mouse thymus: the effect of antox

    Metalaxyl is a benzenoid fungicide used to control soil-borne fungal diseases on fruits, cotton, soybean, peanuts, ornamental and grasses. The present work aims to evaluate the effect of oxidative stress on the induction of apoptosis in thymocytes of mice by metalaxyl. The work extends to study the possible role played by antox in minimising the toxicity of metalaxyl. Thymus of metalexyl-treated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commercial composting provides food for thought

    The retail sector and food manufacturers produce a mountain of waste but, unlike householders, they cannot simply throw it in the compost and wait for it to rot down. The Compost Association told edie about the obstacles in the way of recycling waste from the commercial sector. Compared to household domestic waste, biodegradable matter from the retail and catering sector represents only a small ...

  • Capabilities of four novel warm-season legumes in the southern great plains: Grain production and quality

    Grain legumes could serve as a low cost nitrogen (N) and energy source for animal production in the southern Great Plains (SGP). This study evaluated the yield and nutritive value of grains of tropical annual legumes novel to the SGP. Included were cultivars of pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] (cv. GA-2), guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.] (cv. Kinman), cowpea [Vigna unguiculata ...

  • Imposex and novel mechanisms of reproductive failure induced by tributyltin (TBT) in the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata

    The effects of TBT on mortality and reproduction were studied in this invasive snail. The nominal fifty percent lethal concentration (LC50) was 9 µg TBT/L, after 28 days. The nominal ‘no observed effect on lethality concentration’ (NOECL) was 6 µg TBT/L after the same period. Male‐female couples and females that had been group‐mated but were isolated from males during the experiment (isolated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fog and precipitation chemistry at a mid-land forest in central Taiwan

    We analyzed fog and bulk precipitation chemistry at a cloud forest in central Taiwan where mountain agriculture activities are highest. There were 320 foggy days (visibility <1000 m) recorded between April 2005 and March 2006. Fog was most frequent between April 2005 and July 2005 and in March 2006 (153/153 d) and least frequent in January 2006 (21/31 d). The total fog duration was 2415 h, ...

  • A Review of Enteric Outbreaks in Child Care Centers: Effective Infection Control Recommendations

    Child care environments facilitate the spread of enteric infections because of diapering, confined spaces, and children’s unhygienic habits. This study reviews documented outbreaks of enteric illness in daycare centers (DCCs) to identify infectious agents, modes of transmission, morbidity/mortality, ages, secondary cases, and practices found effective by investigators. A systematic review of the ...

  • How to Scare Away Barn Swallows

    Barn swallows migrate to North America every spring. With them, they bring bird droppings, feathers and loud chirping at all hours. Follow these tips for ways to scare away barn swallows and keep them from nesting in your barn. Establishing Bird Barriers Barn swallows often build their nests in the same location every year. One way to scare barn swallows away is ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Myco3 aflatoxin test kit USDA GIPSA certified part # 7000125

    The following data is for the verification of the performance of the Myco4™ Aflatoxin Test Kit for the quantitative detection of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 in whole corn, corn meal, corn/soy meal, popcorn and sorghum. The Myco4 Aflatoxin test kit can quickly and accurately detect the harmful mycotoxin Aflatoxin in grains and feed. Aflatoxin is considered to be the most potent, ...


  • Bumper 2011 Grain Harvest Fails to Rebuild Global Stocks

    The world’s farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the global grain harvest coming in at 2,295 million tons, up 53 million tons from the previous record in 2009. Consumption grew by 90 million tons over the same period to 2,280 million tons. Yet with global grain production actually falling short of consumption in 7 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Chicken waste could produce unexpected energy windfalls in Ukraine

    Ukrainians soon could enjoy a new windfall of electricity and heat from an unexpected source – chickens. In some unusual news, the Swiss company Alter Energy Group AG is assessing Ukrainian poultry farm sites to implement a sophisticated waste to energy process. The process takes chicken and poultry manure and turns it into clean, environmentally safe, industrial scale electricity and heat. This ...

  • The McGowans, Perthshire, Scotland

    The McGowans’ Gaia-Wind turbine powers their water bore hole; cattle sheds; and farmhouse and has given them control over their rising electricity bills. Purchased turbine: March 2010 Average annual energy production: 21,170 kWh Predicted payback period: 5-6 years “We own a mixed livestock and arable farm in Perthshire, Scotland. About two years ago ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Agricultural water conservation and efficiency in California: a special focus on the Delta

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critical resource. Almost half of the water used for California’s agriculture comes from rivers that once flowed to the Delta and more than half of Californians rely on water conveyed through the Delta for at least some of their water supply. The Delta also provides habitat for 700 native plant and animal species. This important region is now in a serious, ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

    Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the 2014 bird flu virus killed nearly 50 million ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • How plants grow and develop

    How does a complete plant with stems, leafs and flowers develop from a tiny clump of seemingly identical cells? For a very long time, the mechanism of tissue formation in plants remained unclear. The biochemists from Wageningen University also would not have come up with the answer if it wasn’t for their model building colleagues that simulated plant development with their mathematical ...

  • From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017

    What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for ...


    By Ensia

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Earth out of sync rising temperatures throwing off seasonal timing

    A newly hatched chick waits with hungry mouth agape for a parent to deliver its first meal. A crocus peaks up through the snow. Rivers flow swiftly as ice breaks up and snows melt. Sleepy mammals emerge from hibernation, and early frog songs penetrate the night. Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Cfia)Manitoba Composting Exercise

    Overview: Nordevco was invited to participate in a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) composting exercise by the CFIA Manitoba Team. The purpose of Nordevco’s participation was to evaluate the impact of BactiDomus Technology on the composting process specifically related to achieving and maintaining temperatures appropriate for the inactivation of the pathogen responsible for avian ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Seasonality & optimal calf care

    Changing seasons, and challenging seasonal extremes (cold, heat and humidity), add extra challenges for a young calf and the caregivers management must be dynamic in order to provide optimal care. A reminder of calf needs should be outlined, especially with the primary calf worker(s). Topics of focus should involve: Optimal nutrition, the importance of access to clean water, clean and dry resting ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

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