Ag Science Magazine

Summer 2020

College Briefs

Contaminant Cocktail

Stream flow rate and season greatly influence emerging organic contaminant levels.

A Species in Decline

Muskrat populations have declined sharply across North America over the last 50 years or so.

Below the Radar

Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species diversity, and carbon storage.

Bigger Is Better

Larger streams are critical for wild brook trout conservation.

A Better Bean

Dairy farmers should use roasted high-oleic-acid soybean in their cows' feed rations, according to Kevin Harvatine, associate professor of nutritional physiology

Organic Insect Control

Common soil fungus could be an ally in the fight against corn pests.

Seeing Is Believing

Farmers note connection between extreme precipitation and climate change.

Shifting Crops

Warming Midwest conditions could move corn and soybean production north.

Ecological Trap

Changes in cropping methods and climate decoy pintail ducks into selecting inferior nesting spots.

Mapping Community Risk

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of population segments to physical, social, and economic upheaval.

In the Red

Soybean Diseases Cause Billions in Losses.

Take a Bite Out of Foodborne Illness

A novel composite antimicrobial film could keep food safer longer.

Gene Editing to Control Pests

Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and control, in part, because of their small size.