Friday, May 29, 2015

ARS Newslink: May 18-29, 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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