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Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits

This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops ...

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Status of Pollinators in North America

Pollinators—insects, birds, bats, and other animals that carry pollen from the male to the female parts of flowers for plant reproduction—are an essential part of natural and agricultural ecosystems throughout North America. For example, most fruit, vegetable, and seed crops ...

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Lost Crops of Africa: Volume II: Vegetables

This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that ...

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Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

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California Agricultural Research Priorities: Pierce's Disease

The glassy-winged sharpshooter is one of the more recent invasive pests to afflict California agriculture. The insect transmits a bacterial pathogen that causes Pierce's disease, which has impaired production of wine, table, and raisin grapes in California. The ...

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Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations:Current Knowledge, Future Needs

Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs discusses the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement a new method for estimating the amount of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, and other pollutants emitted from livestock and ...

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Animal Biotechnology:Science Based Concerns

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The National Plant Genome Initiative:Objectives for 2003-2008

The National Plant Genome Initiative was launched in 1998 as a long-term project to explore DNA structure and function in plants so that useful properties of plants can be understood, improved, and ultimately harnessed to address national needs, including agriculture, ...

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Biosolids Applied to Land:Advancing Standards and Practices

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The Scientific Basis for Estimating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Interim Report

This is an interim report of the ad hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations of the National Research Council's Committee on Animal Nutrition. A final report is expected to be issued by the end of 2002. The ...

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