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Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys
Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys
The test will be similar in size to Oxitec’s 2012 experiment in the Cayman Islands, where 3.3 million modified mosquitoes were released over six months, suppressing 96 percent of the targeted bugs. Oxitec says a later test in Brazil also was...

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Google Glass undergoes upgrades
Google is stopping sale of its Glass wearable computer devices for now, but applications for agriculture and other professions are possible in the future.
Wearable technology is farming of the future
Wearable technology is farming of the future
Wearable technology is the next wave to hit agriculture. Smart glasses will be like wearing a computer, providing quick and efficient hands-free communication and data transfer.
Chloropicrin controls will add to growers’ costs, group says
New state restrictions on the use of chloropicrin, a powerful soil fumigant, could add costs to growers, the California Strawberry Commission contends.
In search of the perfect sweet potato
In search of the perfect sweet potato
University of California Cooperative Extension advisor Scott Stoddard has spent nearly 17 years trying to help develop a sweet potato that is both visually appealing and stores well. He said the quest has been "sort of like trying to rope a cloud."
Karow named next OSU Ag Research Foundation director
Karow named next OSU Ag Research Foundation director
Oregon State University's Ag Research Foundation will get a new executive director this summer.
Study links potato compounds to weight loss
Study links potato compounds to weight loss
Canadian researchers have found extracts made from two varities of potatoes, including Russet Burbank, cause significant weight loss in mice.
Nutritionist studies which wheat children prefer
Nutritionist Samantha Ramsay will host an Idaho Wheat Commission webinar Jan. 13 about her research into identifying preferences for hard white winter wheat and hard red winter wheat in young children.
Stripe rust a concern for Willamette Valley wheat growers
Stripe rust a concern for Willamette Valley wheat growers
Mild winter temperatures increase the likelihood the rust pathogen will survive the winter, experts say.