Navigation Links
$1.2 million grant to support Clemson precision agriculture cotton research
Date:9/23/2010

BLACKVILLE, S.C. Clemson University will lead a groundbreaking multistate, multidisciplinary study of key precision agriculture technology after receiving a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Results of the far-reaching project likely will have lasting environmental benefits while saving farmers thousands of dollars a year in reduced pesticide costs.

The project will develop and test technologies for site-specific detection and control of plant-parasitic nematodes either to lower the use of high-risk pesticides, such as carbamates and soil fumigants, or to optimize nematicide utilization in cotton production in the southern United States.

Clemson University will lead the study, which will involve faculty and staff from the departments of biosystems engineering, entomology and soils and plant sciences; the Edisto Research and Education Center; and the Cooperative Extension Service.

Clemson researchers will work in conjunction with partners at the University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University and cotton growers throughout the three states.

Cotton is one of the most important crops in the southern United States with production worth an estimated $6 billion a year. It is grown on about 14 million acres from California to the Carolinas. More than 440,000 U.S. jobs are directly associated with the cotton industry, which generates annual revenues of more than $120 billion.

Every year, about 10 percent of U.S. cotton production is lost to nematodes. Yield losses in individual fields may reach 50 percent.

Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on Earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of the microscopic worms, some of them parasites of insects, plants or animals. Plant-parasitic nematodes cause more than $300 million in yield losses annually to the U.S. cotton industry.

Precision agriculture is th
'/>"/>

Contact: Ahmad Khalilian
akhlln@clemson.edu
803-284-3343
Clemson University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Cardiovascular Innovation Institute researchers receive over $2 million grant from NIH
2. Georgia State receives $6.7 million grant for research center in health disparities
3. UCSF receives $15.4 million to create systems biology center
4. Marshall University researchers awarded more than $1 million for breast cancer studies
5. Pitt gets $11.8 million to develop microbicide films for HIV prevention
6. Scripps research team wins $5.1 million to develop DNA sequencing technology
7. Improving cotton the goal of $3.8 million grant to University of Texas at Austin plant geneticist
8. How cells manage their genes focus of $1.4 million NSF grant to Florida State
9. ASU receives 2-year, $5.3 million DARPA award to safeguard soldiers from infectious diseases
10. U of I receives $1 million USDA grant to study Glossy15 in sorghum
11. $9.1 million grant to improve drug therapy using gene profiles
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. ... smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with ... Plasmodium parasite, which causes the disease. This approach gives an ... an important measure of disease severity but is ... A research team from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record ... protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up ... disease is severe. , Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and ... advances in Ebola treatment research. The filoviruses known as Ebola ... pathogens, with fatality rates of up to 90 percent. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi ... have discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that ... depend on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean ... think about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow ... paper with CIFAR fellows John Archibald ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A new way to diagnose malaria 2A new way to diagnose malaria 3Leading Ebola researcher at UTMB says there's an effective treatment for Ebola 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 3
... Environmental Sustainability Institute, and in celebration of our 50th ... the University of York is to co-host a major ... on 8-9 April 2013 will feature talks from leading ... the past, present and future consequences of human impacts ...
... preventive health care for adults may include genetic testing ... and colonoscopy. As genomic testing prepares to enter the ... researchers is suggesting in a commentary in the May ... peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Medical Genetics ...
... Scientists have watched a mild traumatic brain injury play ... flow and connections between neurons to die. "Even with ... blood vessels and, if blood flow is not returned to ... and Director of the Human Brain Lab at the Medical ...
Cached Biology News:Genomic screening for improved public health 2Even mild traumatic brain injuries can kill brain tissue 2Even mild traumatic brain injuries can kill brain tissue 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... City, Ca. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... E3 rating for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, asks food ... harvest by comparing the hand sanitizer they’re currently using ... Spray . Hand hygiene is critical to fighting cross-contamination ... environment. Best Sanitizers believes there are key criteria ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The ... create a culture that will allow individuals to perform ... becoming increasingly important for employers looking to compete in ... industries are embracing this trend, as the sector increasingly ... of a company, which will have real results on ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... work by a Florida State University research team has ... your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy ... like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate professor in ... FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule in a ... discover that his creation has many other unique capabilities. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... is offering a promotion for Eppendorf Safe ... customers to purchase the highest quality tubes at ... are ideal for customers doing chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, ... technicians who are not regularly able to afford ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 3Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 2Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 3Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3
... 19 /PRNewswire/ - Canada,s six genome centres demonstrated ... Annual Canadian Genomics Reception at the International Plant ... week. More than 150 researchers, funders and other ... of the informal networking event. , "This Canadian ...
... 2009 In 1902, the National Zoo in Washington D.C. ... thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, brought to the United States from ... cubs arrived at the zoo. However, by the mid-1930s, ... In a study published online today in Genome ...
... green giveaway of nutrient pollution in a lake. Scientists would ... turn different colors if exposed to biological weapons, food spoilage ... University of Florida engineering researchers have tapped the working parts ... "smart dust.",The feat, which signifies a new approach to technology ...
Cached Biology Technology:'Museomics' yields new insights into extinct Tasmanian tiger 2Researchers: Molecular forklifts overcome obstacle to 'smart dust' 2Researchers: Molecular forklifts overcome obstacle to 'smart dust' 3
Transfection Buffer A & B Set 5 ml each...
Biotin or fluorescent labels can be attached and the stoichiometry of protein labeling determined....
... O-rings, 5 barrel liners, 5 white cartridge holders, ... Helios gene gun is a convenient, hand-held device ... a range of targets in vivo. The unit ... DNA- or RNA-coated gold microcarriers from the inner ...
...
Biology Products: