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Purdue to host fourth Borlaug Institute on Global Food Security

The fourth annual Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security will be held June 7-20 at Purdue University, challenging graduate students from around the country to pool their research in various areas of study in finding innovative ways to alleviate world hunger.   


Big change in S.D. because of odd El Niño

El Niño in the Pacific is impacting much of the outlook. "El Niño is developing, which seems very likely to strengthen and persist through the summer," said Dennis Todey, SDSU Extension climate specialist and South Dakota climatologist.


Service-Drone announces Multirotor UAS

Multirotor service-drone announces the upcoming availability of its Recon One multirotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Specifically developed for reliable, autonomous long-duration flights of up to 90 minutes, the Recon One is capable of carrying payloads of 500g and up under special configurations.


Warrant Ultra herbicide premix is an option for next year

Soybean and cotton growers looking for new tools to manage weeds will have a new, first-of-its-kind option in 2016 with Warrant Ultra herbicide, a premix of acetochlor and fomesafen approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month but awaiting some state approvals; therefore, it isn’t being promoted for 2015 use at this late stage of planting.


Broccoli production on the U.S. East Coast proves viable

A recent study from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management shows that new regional production of broccoli in the eastern United States – as a supplement to the West Coast supply – is not only economically viable, it would have no negative affect on the prices consumers pay.


Top 7 reasons why weed management fails

There are a number of reasons why weed management may be a problem with the weather conditions we are experiencing this year.


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