Thanks to a USDA NIFA grant, strawberry growers in Florida are benefiting from a smart system that helps them time spraying to prevent diseases – saving the farmers money while minimizing the environmental impacts. The system is being adapted for growers in other states.
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Happy Poinsettia Day!
November and December are traditionally times of celebration of various holidays in America, religious and secular.
Liquid fuel, charcoal, and electric power are all possible byproducts of biomass feedstocks. But what if there was a feedstock that not only produced bioenergy, but acted as a greenhouse gas “sink” as well? According to Texas A&M’s AgriLife Research, there is: bioenergy sorghum.
The announce of a new director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) who has years of experience in the Land-Grant University System and understands the importance of these universities for the future of this nation.