Agriculture systems and technology

A New Climate Process “The Soil Moisture Re-Emergence” is Discovered

Long-term droughts (e.g., the recent California drought) have resulted in billions of dollars of economic losses and severe stress on ecosystem productivity.

Packaging Insecticides in Tiny Capsules May Make Them More Toxic

Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules, a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market, could lead to unintended consequences.

Cotton IPM Saves Millions

Integrated pest management (IPM) seeks to reduce risks to people and the environment and economic risks to growers while effectively managing pests.

Pesticide Residues in Cotton and Polyester Garments

Understanding safe pesticide use is critical in the protection of pesticide handlers, not just during the mixing, loading, and application of chemicals, but also to any residues in their clothing after application.

Leveraging Basic Ecology to Improve Water Quality and Aquaculture Production

Blooms of toxigenic cyanobacteria poison aquaculture ponds around the world.

FVSU Extension Engineer Conducts Feasibility Study on Processing Wood Pellets from Beetle-Infested Loblolly Pine Trees in Georgia

Georgia is the nation’s leader in forestry, wood fuel, and pellet export. However, insect damage from Southern Pine Beetles (SPB) creates a significant loss in production.

VetLink Mobile App at Prairie View A&M: Agricultural Technology Breaking Through Barriers

VetLink is a mobile goat application developed by Dr. Paul Johnson, a research scientist in Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC).

Police Officer Duty Gear Carriage Improvements

Police officers spend approximately 50 percent of their shift inside a cramped patrol vehicle conducting tasks such as patrolling, laptop use, and paper work. Musculoskeletal injuries are reported to be high among the law enforcement community with low back pain being the most common reported.

Adding Value to Used Railroad Ties and Utility Poles

Over 20 million new wooden railroad ties are installed every year in the United States. The University of Tennessee (UT) is helping the wood industry’s contribution to sustainability by helping them re-use or dispose of treated wood coming out of service.

United States and Israel Collaborative Research: Safe Recycle of Aquaponics and Hydroponics Water

Scientists from the University of Illinois and Agricultural Research Organization in Israel are collaborating to reduce the use of water in aquaponics and hydroponics.