USDA Agricultural Research Service
July 15, 2011
Pesticides' pathways into the atmosphere:
When soil moisture levels increase, pesticide losses to the atmosphere through volatilization also rise, and in a long-study, ARS scientists found that herbicide volatilization consistently resulted in herbicide losses that exceed losses from field runoff. (7/12) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110712.htm
How ARS is helping animals stay healthy:
ARS this week posted a new edition of its quarterly online newsletter "Healthy Animals," and this issue focuses on ARS development of new vaccines to help protect the health of poultry as well as hoofed animals. (7/13) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110713.htm
A way to cut down dust emissions:
There is literally a way to undercut dust emissions in the very driest parts of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia Plateau region, according to an ARS scientist who says that undercutting is a promising conservation tillage technique on fallow fields. (7/14) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110714.htm
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