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New phorid fly species turns red imported fire ants into 'zombies'

... thing, but wait a minute, said a Texas AgriLife extension Service expert. On April 29, on the grounds of the Texas AgriLife Research and extension Center at Overton in East Texas, Dr. Scott Ludwig ... the parasite emerges," said Ludwig, , AgriLife extension integrated pest management specialist. ...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... Thanks to Scientific Collaboration Fire Ant extension Network Meeting From Bottle to Drawer and ... Crops: The State of the Science Regulatory and extension Network Symposia: extension and Regulatory ProgramsInterfacing and ...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

... director of the Texas AgriLife Research and extension Center at Amarillo. The project researchers, ... State Research, Education and extension Service. The organizations that participate are AgriLife Research, Texas AgriLife extension Service, Texas A&M University, USDA-Agricultural ...

Preventing rangeland erosion: Developing better management practices in Iran

... conducted through the Department of Agricultural extension and Education in the College of Agriculture at ... Shahvali, Associate Professor of Agricultural extension and Education in the Agriculture College of ... A. Poursaeed, a Ph.D. student of Agricultural extension and Education and Lecturers of Islamic Azad ...

December Geosphere media highlights

... early Eocene, through a transition from Andean to extension settings from middle Eocene to Oligocene time, to ... from Late Miocene to Recent time. Late Cenozoic extension within the South Balkan extensional system is ... southern parts of the Hellenic subduction zone. extension in the Hellenic orogen was accompanied by late ...

Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting

... Agricultural Center, Parlier; UC Cooperative extension farm advisors Mario Viveros, Kern County, Roger ... The team "developed an excellent research and extension team to develop and deliver IPM to the almond ... The team delivered the program through extension channels, including classroom sessions, field ...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

... Awards Distinguished Achievement Award in extension This award recognizes outstanding contributions in extension entomology. This year's winner, Dr. Frederick P. Baxendale , is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at the ...

Entomological Society of America names new Fellows for 2008

... Dr. Kevin L. Steffey has been recognized for his extension entomology program at the University of Illinois, where he has been an extension specialist (100% appointment) since 1979, first ... Sciences (since 1996). His applied research and extension activities have focused on management of some of ...

Over the back fence: gardeners get advice from neighbors, friends

... and trees" Staff at University of Minnesota extension have published results of a survey that concludes ... Meyer, Professor of Horticultural Science and extension Horticulturist at UM Extension, explained, "We ... survey can be useful to other universities, extension programs, and arboreta dedicated to providing ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... in the axial zone of the chain. Large horizontal extension dismembering the mountain belt was accompanied by ... as shortening ceased even at depth, crustal extension became dominant (from the Middle Pleistocene to the present). Neogene extension and basin deepening in the West Antarctic rift ...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

... Awards Distinguished Achievement Award in extension This award recognizes outstanding contributions in extension entomology. This years winner, Dr. William (Bill) D. Hutchison, is a professor of entomology and extension entomologist at the University of Minnesota. His ...

Clinical studies show REMICADE reduces incidence of bowel surgeries in ulcerative colitis patients

... According to a primary analysis of long-term extension data from the Active Ulcerative Colitis 1 and 2 ... of ulcerative colitis. The analysis of the ACT extension trials included 728 patients from the initial ACT ... of America. About the ACT Long-Term extension Patients with moderate to severe UC, defined as ...

Inquiring minds want to know about cotton fleahoppers

... A&M University System Agricultural Research and extension Center at Lubbock may provide answers to these ... is led by Dr. Chris Sansone, Texas Cooperative extension entomologist at San Angelo. Other contributors ... Service meteorologist at College Station; several extension integrated pest management agents, and Apurba ...

Inquiring minds want to know about cotton fleahoppers

... A&M University System Agricultural Research and extension Center at Lubbock may provide answers to these ... is led by Dr. Chris Sansone, Texas Cooperative extension entomologist at San Angelo. Other contributors ... Service meteorologist at College Station; several extension integrated pest management agents, and Apurba ...

Uvalde Center water research could have national, international applications

... ongoing water conservation research at the Texas AgriLife Research and extension Center in Uvalde even more relevant, said the center's director. "Our ... districts. Producers work with center researchers and Texas AgriLife extension Service agents to gather data on rainfall and climatic factors, soil type, ...

Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops

... U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and extension Service is providing $999,688 to study the fungus. The K-State researchers ... tools and organizing three workshops, individually tailored for extension professionals, industry professionals, policymakers or diagnosticians of ...

Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective

... of a dwindling labor force in the future. George E. Boyhan, an extension Horticulturist at the University of Georgia's Southeast Georgia extension Center, and colleagues Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, Chris Hopkins, Reid L. ...

13 UCR faculty members recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

... associations and ecological genetics." Marshall W. Johnson, an extension specialist in entomology and a UCR alumnus: "For distinguished ... and avocado, and for outstanding teaching." Alan McHughen, a cooperative extension plant biotechnologist: "For distinguished research in agricultural ...

December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... discoveries, to Earth's highest coastal mountain range, a newly discovered extension of the Nile deep-sea fan, and a Canadian impact crater, and mark important ... of the onset of greenhouse conditions. Newly recognized eastern extension of the Nile deep-sea fan Yehoshua Folkman and Yossi Mart, Geological ...

Turning freshwater farm ponds into crab farms

... experimental aquaculture ponds at NC State's Vernon James Research and extension Center in Plymouth, N.C., where the crabs exhibited some of the highest ... This past July, Eggleston and Ray Harris, NC State director of cooperative extension for Carteret County, had the opportunity for a large-scale test when they ...

EuroDYNA takes lid off the genome

... to the well known Hooke's law, stating that up to a certain point the extension is proportional to the force applied. It turns out chromatin is a very ... many of which will continue, but which would benefit greatly from an extension to this highly successful programme. ...

Oberthur Technologies XPon Offer

... 0.9% of the shares and votes in XPonCard, have been tendered during the extension of the acceptance period. Consequently, a total of 3,889,604 shares in ... votes in XPonCard. Settlement in respect of shares tendered during the extension of the acceptance period is expected to commence on or about 30 April ....

How sweet is it?

... corn crops. Simulation models are widely accepted tools used in research, extension and agricultural planning. Models for field corn have been available since ... have significant promise for sweet corn producers, technical consultants, extension agents and the agricultural industry, as well as the larger horticultural ...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

... of an ocean current originating north of Australia. Satellites have given oceanographers an insight into a remarkable phenomenon a significant extension of the Leeuwin Current curling around the southern tip of Tasmania and reaching as far north as St Helens. Remote sensing specialists at CSIRO's ...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... The study was supported by a National Research Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and extension Service Human Nutrition and Obesity Program. ...

Key OSU water research receives national funding

... redcedar encroachment can reduce stream flow production at the watershed level. Engle, who serves as director of the division's Water Research and extension Center, said proliferation of woody plants is a challenge to rangeland managers across the globe. "It's both an economic and ecological issue, ...

US Government Places 6,1 Million USD Orders Related to Precise Match-on-Card(TM) for Cyber Security Programs

... This solution addresses important areas such as cyber defense, in addition to the vast cost-savings. Therefore, I see as great opportunities for extension into further similar programs." System breaches from attackers are prevented by requiring localized and user-dependent security, which is ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... cosmetic formulations such as suntan lotions, for instance, may be coated with a water-repelling polymer to reduce direct contact with human skin. An extension of this principle uses polymers and detergents to decrease cellular uptake. However, there is the potential that when the coating wears off, the ...

World Day to Combat Desertification focuses on human security

... standardised and comparable geo-information products that were also used to satisfy UNCCD reporting requirements. ESA is currently preparing an extension to DesertWatch to review and adapt the methodology developed during the first project so it can be applied globally, for the benefit of all UNCCD ...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

... and relevant practices and policy options. Also: a program to improve communication about nitrogen concerns among California farmers, ranchers, extension advisors, environmental and community groups, agribusiness (including the fertilizer industry) and government agencies (including California ...

'Honey bee health' of concern at Western Apicultural Society conference

... an opportunity to learn about bee health and disease research and to interact with professionals," said president Eric Mussen of Davis, Cooperative extension apiculturist and member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty since 1976. WAS, founded in 1978, is a non-profit, educational, ...

Versartis presents positive preclinical data on 2 product candidates at ENDO 09

... for significantly less frequent dosing and fewer side effects than those products currently on the market or in development. "New half-life extension data presented today for the first time confirmed our expectation that dosing can be extended from weekly to monthly for our product candidates," ...

Protein identified as critical to insulating the body's wiring could also become treatment target

... and prostate cancers. For nerves to communicate with each other or another cell type, such as a muscle cell, they reach out with an arm or extension called an axon. Much like the telephone lines that line roadways, these arms require proper insulation, called myelin, composed mostly of lipids and ...

Identification of a key molecular pathway required for brain neural circuit formation

... as co-authors. The brain is composed of billions of interconnected neurons. To correctly form neuronal circuits, the developing axons (a long extension of a neuron) require attractive and repulsive molecules to lead them to their appropriate targets. One such molecule is Sonic Hedgehog (Shh). Five ...

UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point

... of surface current flow in the region, and plotted that out," Valentine said. "It matched perfectly with our plume." This research proved to be an extension of the 2008 study by Valentine and Reddy: that the oil has indeed degraded, largely eaten away by microbes, before it settles back to the ocean floor ...

Interventional radiology: From sidelines to mainstream for patients

... FAIRFAX, Va. (May 12, 2009)The Society of Interventional Radiology hailed the extension of an American College of Radiology resolution in support of clinical patient management by vascular and interventional radiologists as an important ...

Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery

... tools that can be utilized with LESS surgery include HiQ+ Hand Instruments and the Gyrus ACMI PK Technology platform, which are designed to be an extension of the surgeon's hand for both grasping and dissecting tissue; and SonoSurg Ultrasonic Surgical System, which transmits ultrasonic vibrations into ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... is a good case in point. Once hardened at room temperature, the wax is several times harder and stiffer than the underlying rubber, but even moderate extension shatters the wax. Scientists have been trying for years to develop robust coatings for soft or delicate underlying materials. Until recently, ...

Cancer Genomics Browser gives cancer researchers a powerful new tool

... data by several groups involved in clinical trials and cancer genomics research, Wang said. The Cancer Genomics Browser is a natural extension of the UCSC Genome Browser, a widely used platform for accessing and visualizing genomic data. Created by Kent as a tool for exploring the human ...

Keeping golf courses green when fresh water is limited

... other concerns, Anne M. Lockett and Dale Devitt of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Robert L. Morris of the University of Nevada Cooperative extension Service, designed and carried out a long-term monitoring study that was subsequently published in a 2008 issue of the American Society for ...
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