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With bull fertility to blame for a significant portion of reproductive failures in cow-calf operations, UoI researchers have explored whether distiller grain in cattle feedlot diets is safe for bull development and fertility.
New research entailing whole genome sequencing of campylobacter strains suggests that it mutates, with consequences for both detection and control of the pathogen.
Researchers from Mississippi State University have evaluated aspects such as pesticide cost, labour, time and economic return in order to determine the cost-effectiveness of insect pest management strategies.
While the original proposed rule was jointly published with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the FDA is only seeking comments on the agency’s specific aspects of the proposed rule, including 13 general principles for food standards modernisation.
Colin Sankey of Madhava Ltd looks at the exploitation of the olive oil and honey industries and suggests how regulation could be improved to ensure high quality and purity.
Scientists in Canada have developed a novel method that enables rapid identification of a plant disease called aster yellows (AY), facilitating faster response to combat the condition.