Dog sleuths sniff out crop disease hitting U.S. citrus trees
Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves; research published Monday suggests.
NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
Safer Fresh Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a highly nutritious source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.
Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth
Like much of what lies just beneath the earth’s surface, soil microbes present a mystery. University of Florida scientist Sarah Strauss seeks to help untangle the web of intrigue surrounding soil microbes to improve agricultural production in Florida and globally.
'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss
Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.
Cycad Seeding Connections between Guam and the United States
Sometimes the fruit of decades of research manifests in unintended, but delightful, ways. Thomas Marler has been studying Guam’s native cycad since the 1990s, long before it was subjected to the threats of non-native specialist insect pests.