Friday, May 29, 2015
Web links to stories issued May 18-29, 2015
ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 29, 2015
Lowering Risk of a Major Eye Disease
Major U.S. dietary patterns are associated with the risk of developing an age-related eye disease, according to a study funded in part by the USDA and ARS. (05/19)
How to Lure a Pest of Pistachio, Almond and Walnut
A USDA entomologist in California is helping growers evaluate a new lure designed to monitor for infestations of navel orangeworms. (05/26)
Natural Enzyme Examined as Antibiotics Alternative
Lysozyme, a naturally occurring antimicrobial enzyme, is used in food and beverage applications and may also prove useful as an antibiotic alternative for improved feed efficiency and growth in pigs, according to USDA scientists. (05/28)
Smart Phone Apps Series to Help Maximize Land’s Productivity, Protect Resources
A suite of mobile phone applications ("apps") that, once all are released, will connect agricultural producers around the world and provide them with shared knowledge on ways to maximize the land’s productivity. (05/29)
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Feathered Facts monthly newsletter for MAY 2015 is now available to view at the following link:
Feathered Facts http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu/FeatheredFacts.html
If you have any questions regarding Feathered Facts, please contact Michael Davis, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS Baker County Extension Service at 904-259-3520.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
FDACS will have a second hearing for the peach marketing order on June 10th, at 10:00 AM in Dade City.
Details are attached!
Mercy Olmstead, Ph.D.
Stone Fruit Extension Specialist
2135 Fifield Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0690
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it”
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson