UF/IFAS Study Shows Promise for Grape Antioxidants

Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, which are loaded with nutrients, a University of Florida study shows. After making wine, a producer typically sends the grape seeds and skins to a landfill.

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CLA Stresses Importance of Practical Pollinator Research

CropLife America (CLA) recognizes National Pollinator Week, reinforces the importance of pollinators in U.S. agriculture, and stresses the need for practical research on improving pollinator health, particularly including the influence and responsible management of the varroa mite.

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2014 Funded Partnership Projects

In 2014, the Northeastern IPM Center awarded $300,000 for research and outreach through IPM Partnership Grants, a competitive program supported by funds from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The projects include efforts to stop invasive insects and alleviate food deserts.

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Syngenta Accepting Applications for 2014 Class of Resistance Fighters

Syngenta is accepting applications through September 15, 2014, for the Resistance Fighter of the Year Leadership Program. Now in its sixth year, the program is open to dedicated advisors who are passionate about helping growers manage resistance. This year’s program reflects a wider range of challenges on farms across the U.S.

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