Blood-feeding livestock mites which cause health implications for animals and economic loss for farmers and producers can be detected with a wearable sensor technology nicknamed ‘fitbits for chickens.’
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Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the US, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Lead researcher Jaimie Van Norman is hoping to understand whether bigger roots survive stress better, with some of the biggest challenges to crops including drought and high levels of salinity in soils.
The researchers explained how rice was domesticated from wild species that grew in tropical regions, where it then adapted to endure flooding and submersion in water.