To get a better idea of what blueberries endure as they tumble through a packing line, Charlie Li developed the Berry Impact Recording Device, or BIRD. An embedded electronic chip records all the bumps and bruises as the device rattles along with the berries.
Bayer CropScience announced today a major new initiative, Healthy Hives 2020, designed to find tangible solutions that will improve the health of honey bee colonies in the United States over the next five years....More
USDA looks to reduce ag-related greenhouse emissions by 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent; like taking 25 million cars off the road, or the emissions produced by powering 11 million homes last year....More
Corn planting progress in Tennessee remains the furthest behind the average with 37 points fewer acres planted than average. Progress in Kentucky and Missouri also lags more than 20 point behind the five-year average at this point....More
Skies cleared Tuesday morning but not before more than 6 inches, and in some places 8 inches of rain fell across the Deep South in the last seven to 10 days, beating up corn and delaying peanut planting and general field work by several weeks. Here’s what it looked like.