Monday, August 29, 2011

ARS Newslink

Breeding ozone-tolerant crops:
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)

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)

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)

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