Funded by a Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant, Micronic Technologies has developed a technology that treats unsafe well water.
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Scientists at University of California–Davis have identified a candidate gene that encodes natural resistance to Phytophthora capsici, a fungus-like pathogen that causes root rot in peppers.
UC Davis professors identify plant proteins responsible for wheat flowering and the regulation of other plant genes.
Researchers found a way to treat peanuts and reduce their allergens by 98 to 100%.
American farmers have a long history of overcoming obstacles, such as helping the country emerge from the Dust Bowl by switching to contour plowing in 1938 and eradicating the boll weevil in 1978 by employing integrated pest management techniques. In both cases – and many others – the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was there to help farmers achieve success.