In a new study in Crop Science, Canadian scientists report that when laying hens ate corn bred to contain high amounts of the potent eye-protecting antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, their eggs also carried more of these beneficial carotenoids.
Published by the Soil Science Society of America, Know Soil Know Life challenges students, teachers, and the public to see soil not as "dirt" but as living material that carries out critical functions for people and the environment.
Robots and advanced sensors could soon usher in an entirely new era in weed control, one where specific weed-fighting strategies are targeted to individual weeds and over-reliance on any single tool--such as herbicides--becomes a thing of the past.
Submitted by Sara Uttech on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 14:38
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