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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Avoiding Bed Bug Nightmares This Holiday Season

Most are familiar with the phrase, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” but few people know what a bed bug looks like or problems they can cause.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spraying Smarter Strengthens Strawberry Production

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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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The grass is cleaner on the other side

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.