An AFRI Coordinated Agricultural Project (AFRI-CAP) led by Texas A&M University is identifying genetic loci and genomic rearrangements associated with BRD and using these data to develop diagnostic tests and selection tools to identify BRD-resistant animals. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
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Researchers at the University of Connecticut are studying the impact of changing climatic conditions on dairy farm productivity in Wisconsin. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
A University of Georgia-led research team is developing an advanced sensor system to help harvest and process fresh-market highbush blueberries at high-speed and with low yield loss. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
Virginia State University established a vegetable soybean (edamame) research pro-gram and released three varieties, ‘‘Asmara,’’ “Owens,” and “Randolph.” Hundreds of breeding lines are also being evaluated for their agronomic performance, yield potential, and nutrient contents. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
Joint Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and NIFA. This program is designed to enhance our understanding of the roles payments for ecosystem services and/or payments for conservation practices play to protect or improve ecosystem services. Research is needed to assess the value of public benefits associated with changes in ecosystem services arising from the use of agricultural management practices. Development of such methods are necessary for advancing the ability to design and implement mechanisms to manage and protect agriculturally related natural resources.