USDA scientists working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent. (8/22) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110822.htm
Potato cyst nematode test:
A diagnostic test that identifies the type of nematode infesting a crop field could help growers combat the potato cyst nematode. (8/23) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110823.htm
New biorefinery yeast eyed:
Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to USDA studies of a promising new biorefinery yeast. (8/25) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110825.htm
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