Web links to stories issued February 17-21, 2014 ___________________________________________
ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
February 21, 2014
Identifying key soybean genes:
USDA researchers in Beltsville, Md. have developed a new tool to search for soybean genes that will make soybean plants more productive and better able to resist pests and diseases. (2/18) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140218.htm
Carbon sequestration and bioenergy:
USDA scientists are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. Retaining carbon in the soil-called carbon sequestration-significantly affects soil fertility and greenhouse gas emissions, so it has a major impact on the long-term sustainability of bioenergy crop production. (2/20) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140220.htm
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