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January 21, 2016
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‘The Martian’ Food-Growing System: It’s Here

A team of UA researchers can already “farm” on the red planet with a fully functional prototype greenhouse that produces sweet potatoes and strawberries. “So, I’ve got to figure out a way to grow three years’ worth of food here … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Going wild could improve winged workforce

Every spring in the United States, bees pollinate crops valued at about $14 billion. A Michigan State University professor and a team of scientists are using a five-year, $8.6 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to keep … Continue reading

March 1, 2012
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MU Scientists Study How to Improve Pesticide Efficiency

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2007, a controversial pesticide was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on fruit and vegetable crops, mainly in California and Florida. Farm workers and scientists protested the approval of the pesticide because its … Continue reading