Plant health, production, and products
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.
Canopy Modification for Macadamia Nut Orchards
The University of Hawaii's Alyssa Cho showed that pruning the canopy in macadamia orchards reduces populations of a key pest, felted coccid, by half.
When Life Gives You Sour Lemons, Use Genetics to Find Out Why
Identification of genes responsible for sour taste in citrus fruit may enable the creation of new, sweeter varieties.
SERS-Based Sensing Platform Detects Contaminants
Fresh produce is increasingly associated with chemical and biological contaminants, such as pesticides and foodborne pathogens.
Wildfires Affect Nitrogen and Water Quality
Forest fires are increasing in frequency and intensity in the western United States. Researchers at the University of California, Davis evaluated the effects of wildfire on the molecular transformation of nitrogen.
Farms to Food Banks in Kentucky
In 2017, The Kentucky Association of Food Banks received a $400,000 Community Food Projects grant for the Farms To Food Banks Capacity Building project.
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.
Toximap: Predicting the Incidence of Mycotoxins in US Crop Fields
Researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) are developing a novel approach to predict the presence of aflatoxin in US crop fields before harvest.
Agents of Change Saving the Citrus Industry in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s Agricultural Extension Service is working closely with growers to help them adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to manage Citrus greening (CG) through hands-on training and the development of a demonstrational farm.