Navigation Links
USDA and Russian scientists develop high-tech crop map
Date:3/10/2011

This release is available in Spanish.

AgroAtlas is a new interactive website that shows the geographic distributions of 100 crops; 640 species of crop diseases, pests, and weeds; and 560 wild crop relatives growing in Russia and neighboring countries. Downloadable maps and geographic information system (GIS) software are also available, allowing layering of data, such as that relating major wheat production areas to concentrations of Russian wheat aphids.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant geneticist Stephanie Greene, the impetus behind developing AgroAtlas was to promote world food security, particularly in Newly Independent States-countries of the former Soviet Union striving to broaden their agricultural base. Greene works in the National Temperate Forage Legume Genetic Resources Unit operated at Prosser, Wash., by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency.

Greene leads the AgroAtlas project with Alexandr N. Afonin, a senior scientist with St. Petersburg State University in Russia. The Internet-based map is the successful result of a proposal they submitted in 2003 for funding under a program coordinated by the ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP) in Beltsville, Md., and supported by the U.S. Department of State.

In September 2010, the two researchers joined their colleagues to host the first of a series of 10-day workshops in St. Petersburg teaching the use of GIS software to scientists and students from former Soviet states. OIRP also awarded scholarships supporting travel and lodging expenses for 20 students to learn about AgroAtlas and GIS software. They, in turn, were to return to their institutes to train others.

Demonstrations of AgroAtlas include showing where in Crimea, a major wine-producing region, U.S. wine grapes can be
'/>"/>

Contact: Jan Suszkiw
jan.suszkiw@ars.usda.gov
301-504-1630
United States Department of Agriculture - Research, Education and Economics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Prussian blue linked to the origin of life
2. Critically endangered whales flee Russian oil, gas boom
3. German-Russian Otto Schmidt Laboratory in St. Petersburg funded for another 3 years
4. Jefferson scientists deliver toxic genes to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells
5. Scientists identify novel inhibitor of human microRNA
6. Argonne scientists peer into heart of compound that may detect chemical, biological weapons
7. MU scientists go green with gold, distribute environmentally friendly nanoparticles
8. Scientists identify gene that may contribute to improved rice yield
9. Scientists discover why a mothers high-fat diet contributes to obesity in her children
10. MU scientists see how HIV matures into an infection
11. Earth scientists keep an eye on Texas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... , November 18, 2014 ... Systems Market by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion ... Factories, Hotels, Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global ... Systems Market is projected to be around $25 Billion ... by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014 C-Labs LLC, ... the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment ... chief operating officer. Previously a strategic advisor to the ... and operations. Mr. Traynor is based out of the ... He reports to Chris Muench , Chief Executive ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 2014   News Highlights: ... develop The Partners Data Lake, an agile data ... Lake will allow researcher and clinicians to explore ... the lives of patients , The Partners ... across the Partners system, breaking down physical barriers ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3C-Labs Names Former Microsoft and Bsquare Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5
... at Karolinska Institutet have identified an important mechanism that ... intestinal stem cell. The study is published in the ... might eventually help us develop new drugs for things ... , In most organs of the body, old cells ...
... down to two basic missions: eat, and avoid being eaten. ... faster it grows big enough to transform into a frog; ... of becoming someone else's dinner. , Scientists have known ... risk, but new research by a University of Michigan graduate ...
... researchers have discovered how the brain creates a scent symphony ... mice, the researchers found that nerve cells in the brain's ... nose -- do not perceive complex scent mixtures as single ... these nerve cells, or neurons, detect the host of chemical ...
Cached Biology News:New stem-cell findings can help the body to cure itself 2Time of day tempers tadpoles' response to predators 2Researchers show how brain decodes complex smells 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The empty capsules ... rising ageing population and technological innovations in the ... industries are catalysing the growth of the empty ... http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/empty-capsules-market-218018190.html , Scope of Report , The ... as new entrants/smaller firms to gauge the pulse ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... --  ISN has released its third annual U.S. ... publication series. With data aggregated from over eight billion ... its online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, this three-part series ... statistics. The Contractor Performance ... available in two industry specific volumes: Oil & ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 “Never say, ‘I ... Universität Marburg’s Department of Physics, advises young women ... newly released SPIE Women in Optics 18-month ... shy to ask questions.” , In the annual ... mathematics) occupations ranging from university professor and laboratory ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... This report is a professional and ... an overview analysis, the report introduces quartz tubing ... industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. ... witnessed rapid development with key manufacturers increasing their ... mentions quartz tubing upstream raw materials and equipment, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 32020 Quartz Tubing Market: Global Development & Forecasts Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2
... location for the proposed Wisconsin Institute for Discovery ... build a $375 million interdisciplinary research center on the ... California, where voters passed a $3 billion, 10-year initiative ... no mistake; stem cell research is a sizable part ...
... for Wisconsin. , ,Though California recently made the extraordinary ... in the wake of President Bushs policy (which severely ... Wisconsin is the state where such research was pioneered. ... of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) ...
... exec pal of mine has observed that many IT shops ... is, of course, an acronym. While I have been known to scramble ... clever. MUD stands for machine under desk. , ,The problem ... little computing shop right at their desk without the first concern for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Doyles proposal is about more than keeping pace with California 2Doyles proposal is about more than keeping pace with California 3Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference 2Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference 3Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference 4Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference 5Is your IT stuck in the MUD? 2Is your IT stuck in the MUD? 3