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Evaluation of I-TOPP examines outcomes of transdisciplinary doctoral training program

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has doubled in 2- to 5-year-olds and tripled in children aged 6 to 11 years. To address...Show More Summary

Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species, study finds

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) The wetlands in and around Chicago are overwhelmingly invaded by non-native plants, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers....Show More Summary

What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together play

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Child development researchers at U of I wanted to look at what predicts the quality of children's friendships. In a recent study published in the journal...Show More Summary

The 'Super-Ranger' badgers that may hold the key to limiting the spread of bovine TB

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin, working with a multi-disciplinary team of veterinarians and ecologists from the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have discovered...Show More Summary

Tennessee program becomes first accredited wildlife and fisheries management concentration

The Society of American Foresters has granted accreditation to the wildlife and fisheries management concentration of study within the wildlife and fisheries science major in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Show More Summary

Biochar could replace unsustainable peat moss in greenhouse industry

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Plant lovers are familiar with peat moss as the major component of potting mix, but harvest of the material is becoming unsustainable. Not only is peat being removed faster than it can re-form, its use in potting mix contributes to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Soil characteristics may be related to chronic wasting disease persistence, study finds

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Deer infected with chronic wasting disease are doomed to a slow and certain death, eventually wasting away as they lose the ability to eat and drink. Show More Summary

From homemakers to makers: The history of University of Georgia's craft programs

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When most people hear the word ?agriculture,? they think cows, chickens and crops, not fine handmade jewelry or beautifully crafted ceramics. But, believe it or not, the University of Georgia?s art school got its start in the College of Agriculture, back in 1927. Show More Summary

Heritage turkey production research profitable but more difficult

To meet increasing consumer demand for heritage-breed turkeys to be the centerpiece of holiday and other meals, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are studying methods producers can use to raise the historical birds.

Fat cat? Here's how much to feed to lose weight

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Does your cat lay around all day, only getting up to eat and visit the litter box? Chances are, he's overweight. Maybe you've switched to the 'diet' cat food or tried feeding him less, but you might have noticed it's not easy to get that weight off. Show More Summary

Study may improve strategies for reducing nutrient runoff into Mississippi River

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Every summer, the Gulf of Mexico is flooded with excess nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants and farm fields along the Mississippi River basin. Show More Summary

OSU/A&M Regent Jarold Callahan reappointed to board

Gov. Mary Fallin has reappointed an Oklahoma rancher to the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges Board of Regents. Fallin says Jarold Callahan has been appointed to an eight-year term on … Click to Continue »

Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistry

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Among other benefits, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fiber molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in the baby's gut. Show More Summary

To maximize sugarcane harvesting, use the right blade

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) You wouldn't use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the same principle holds true when harvesting various crops. Show More Summary

In sweet corn, workhorses win

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse. Show More Summary

New study shows producers where and how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the country.

Northern corn leaf blight genes identified in new study

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Show More Summary

Predicting the effect of climate change on crop yields

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Scientists now have a new tool to predict the future effects of climate change on crop yields. Researchers from University of Illinois are attempting to bridge two types of computational crop models to become more reliable predictors of crop production in the U.S. Corn Belt.

Major university advises department members not to display Christian, Jewish holiday symbols

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences included Christmas trees and the star of Bethlehem as inappropriate.

And the Ebenezer Goes To . . .

The Becket Fund gives out its “Ebenezer Award” each year for “the most ridiculous affront to the Christmas and Hanukah season.” This year’s winner is (drumroll) the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Science. Show More Summary

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