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Danforth Center expands sorghum research program - Feedstuffs

Mon, 2017-01-30 16:08

Feedstuffs

Danforth Center expands sorghum research program
Feedstuffs
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world's largest independent plant science institutes, announced that it received a three-year, $6.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate the development and ...

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Ancient DNA Recovered From Clay Statues Reveal Secrets Of Mysterious African Culture - IFLScience (blog)

Mon, 2017-01-30 12:38

IFLScience (blog)

Ancient DNA Recovered From Clay Statues Reveal Secrets Of Mysterious African Culture
IFLScience (blog)
One of the terracotta figurines that combine a mixture of human and animal features, in this case, lizard. The University of ... Not only that, but they also found traces of pine trees, which are not known to grow anywhere in Africa except north of the ...

Pests in South Africa maize "strongly suspected" to be armyworms ... - Yahoo News

Mon, 2017-01-30 11:40

Yahoo News

Pests in South Africa maize "strongly suspected" to be armyworms ...
Yahoo News
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A larvae outbreak which has damaged maize in South Africa's Limpopo and North West provinces is "strongly suspected" to be ...

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Pests in South Africa maize "strongly suspected" to be armyworms: scientist - Yahoo News

Mon, 2017-01-30 11:35

Yahoo News

Pests in South Africa maize "strongly suspected" to be armyworms: scientist
Yahoo News
Agricultural officials spray maize plants affected by armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. Picture taken ... By Ed Stoddard. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A larvae outbreak which has damaged maize in South Africa's Limpopo and North West ...
S. Africa Readies Armyworm Offensive as Corn Crop ThreatenedBloomberg

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South Africa: Debate Over Glyphosate Rages in South Africa - AllAfrica.com

Mon, 2017-01-30 09:27

AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Debate Over Glyphosate Rages in South Africa
AllAfrica.com
According to the South African Department of Science and Technology, 86 percent of maize and 85 percent of soy in South Africa are genetically modified and most are sprayed with the weedkiller Roundup which contains glyphosate. According to the ...

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Know your alien invasive plant: African Tulip Tree - Highway Mail

Sun, 2017-01-29 08:11

Highway Mail

Know your alien invasive plant: African Tulip Tree
Highway Mail
... Hillcrest Conservancy, takes a look at the African Tulip Tree, as part of its series of articles on alien invasive plants, to help the community to identify and eradicate them from their gardens. The African Tulip Tree's scientific name is ...

Ancient figures reveal trading routes of prehistoric African civilization - Knowridge Science Report

Sat, 2017-01-28 15:47

Knowridge Science Report

Ancient figures reveal trading routes of prehistoric African civilization
Knowridge Science Report
Researchers from The University of Manchester have completed the very first biological analysis of ancient terracotta figurines found in Ghana, which were created by an unknown civilization and have become iconic representations of prehistoric African ...

Zookeeper brings Africa to Battle Creek - Battle Creek Enquirer

Fri, 2017-01-27 20:28

Battle Creek Enquirer

Zookeeper brings Africa to Battle Creek
Battle Creek Enquirer
Binder Park Zoo Lead Keeper Kathryn Sippel traveled to the Samburu and Salama areas of the African nation in November as part of a research trip with the conservation group Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. According to a December National Geographic ...

Danforth Center receives grant to boost sorghum harvests in Africa - St. Louis American

Fri, 2017-01-27 15:17

St. Louis American

Danforth Center receives grant to boost sorghum harvests in Africa
St. Louis American
The grant will support researchers for three years, as they sequence the genomes for about a thousand varieties of sorghum that exist in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists will also study how the crop grows in Missouri, Arizona, Ethiopia, Senegal, India ...