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Study Shows Universally Positive Effect of Cover Crops on Soil Microbiome

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), gio 26 marzo 2020 Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois shows the practice can boost soil microbial abundance by 27 percent. The result adds to cover crops’ reputation for......
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Creating a Sustainable Future for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its People

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), gio 26 marzo 2020 University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is collaborating with multiple universities, partners, farmers, and stakeholders from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed region in a 5-year sustainable agriculture systems study, led by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, and......
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Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), gio 26 marzo 2020 ARS-funded survey reveals tools and methods farmers in 17 states use to control Fusarium head blight, or scab, which can wreak havoc on multiple grain crops. Photo by Stephen A. Harrison, Louisiana State University Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight......
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USDA Closes Public Access to U.S. National Arboretum

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), mar 24 marzo 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2020) – In a continued effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will close public access to all areas of the U.S. National Arboretum. Effective today, the grounds......
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USDA Rural Development Now in Enterprise-Wide Remote Operational Status

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), ven 20 marzo 2020 (Washington, D.C., March 20, 2020) – Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand announced today that USDA Rural Development is implementing enterprise-wide remote operational status effective immediately. Rural Development leadership and managers will continue to provide excellent customer service while following the Centers for......
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Daily Avocado Consumption Improves Attention in Overweight and Obese Persons

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), gio 19 marzo 2020 A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found. Avocados are high in lutein, a dietary component associated with......
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NIFA Deadline Extensions due to COVID-19

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), mar 17 marzo 2020 AFRI The following Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) application submission deadlines will be adjusted, as follows: Previous deadline: March 19, New deadline: April 2 Previous deadline: March 26, New deadline: April 9 Previous deadline: March 2, New deadline: April 9 Previous deadline: March 9, New deadline: April 16  AREERA Fonte/Source: https://nifa.usda.gov/announcement/nifa-deadline-extensions-due-covid-19...
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Secretary Perdue Swears In Devon Westhill for USDA Civil Rights Post

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), ven 13 marzo 2020 (Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue yesterday swore in Devon Westhill to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Following the swearing in, Secretary Perdue issued this statement: Fonte/Source:......
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New Tool Could Help Scientists Dig Deeper for Prized Crop Genes

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), gio 12 marzo 2020 ARS molecular geneticist Marilyn Warburton and geneticist Paul Williams tag corn plants identified in the lab as having molecular markers associated with resistance to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation. These markers are linked to genes that can be identified with PAST. Corn......
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USDA and HHS Announce Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting Will be Held Online

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(AGENPARL) – BELTSVILLE (MARYLAND), lun 09 marzo 2020 WASHINGTON, March 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today that the fifth meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, originally scheduled to be held in......

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