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Watching for Advancements in Ag Technology

Dan Agriscience, Research, This Land of Ours

Keeping an eye on technological advancements. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This week we’re focusing on technology in agriculture. New and developing technologies often stem from novel concepts, and this requires the modernization of existing approaches to risk assessment and regulation. APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) works to keep abreast of the latest advances in science and …

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Science Key Weapon in Fight Against Citrus Greening

Dan Agriscience, Citrus, Huanglongbing (HLB)/Citrus Greening, Research, Research, This Land of Ours

How science is the key weapon in the fight against Citrus Greening. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This week we’re focusing on technology in agriculture. Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) is the bacterial pathogen that causes “citrus greening disease,” one of the most destructive diseases of citrus worldwide. PPQ scientists are harnessing the power of CRISPR/Cas systems to …

DNA Technology

Using DNA Tech to Manage Wildlife

Dan Agriscience, Research, This Land of Ours

Using DNA technology to help manage the nation’s wildlife. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This week we’re focusing on technology in agriculture. As part of normal bodily functions, a cell’s DNA sends out “messages” to other parts of the cell to create specific proteins. These proteins are the building blocks of organisms. For instance, if the body …

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Science is an Important Part of Agriculture

Dan Agriscience, Research, This Land of Ours

Science is a big part of modern agriculture, and we’re taking a look at some of the ways it’s put to use. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This week we’re focusing on technology in agriculture. New innovations in genetic technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas systems and small interfering ribonucleic acid (RNA), are helping to expand our understanding and …

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Deadline Extension for Innovators

Dan Agriscience, Research, This Land of Ours

A deadline is extended for innovators in agriculture. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced …

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University of Florida Researchers Focus on Biofuel Crop?

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Florida, Research, Specialty Crops

(NSF/Tallahassee, FL/April 11, 2022) — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying ways to scale up production of a crop that can be used for things such as renewable jet fuel. Carinata is an oilseed crop that is closely related to the mustard family of plants. The crop is not used to …

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Plant Materials Center Provides Diverse Climate Plant Solutions

Dan Citrus, Climate Change, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Environment, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pest/Pest Control, Pollinators, Pollinators, Research, Research, Seeds, Soil, soil fertility, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

The center providing plant solutions in a diverse climate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The Lockeford Plant Materials Center is a 106-acre facility located in the Central Valley of California.  It’s about an hour southeast of the state’s capitol, Sacramento, and is the only plant materials in the state. The center provides plant solutions for the diverse …

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Program Working to Deliver State-of-the-Art Plant Science Technology

Dan Research, Technology, This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS

The program working to deliver state-of-the art plant science technology to meet identified conservation needs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Brooksville Plant Materials Center is one of 25 Plant Material Centers, strategically located throughout the nation, that are working to deliver state-of-the-art plant science technology to meet identified conservation needs. Located just north of Brooksville, Florida …