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:7/31/2015)... de 2015 La 10 th International Conference ... de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015 en ... año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. Desde su inauguración ... de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo en el ... dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 Cellecta, Inc., a U.S.-based provider ... and biomarker discovery, announced the release of its ... all human protein coding genes. CRISPR technology enables ... gene,s function. Cellecta,s new Human Whole Genome CRISPR ... so that researchers can investigate in a single ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rzzp3v/global_outlook_of ) ... Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 " ... global biometrics market is likely to witness significant ... to the uptake of multiple technologies available. The ... the growth of biometrics in existing applications as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3
... streams and rivers, affecting the number and variety of some ... found. , Rivers and streams are key ecosystems for ... yet little emphasis has been given so far to the ... , Now a twenty-five year study at Llyn Brianne ...
... must prevent the immune system from launching an all-out ... a nutrient "floodgate" that serves to protect against such ... May 4, 2007 issue of the journal Cell, a ... animals lacking a protein enriched in fat cells, called ...
... University of Manchester researchers are ridding diabetic patients of ... with maggots. , Professor Andrew Boulton and his team ... patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and ... period of three weeks, much quicker than the 28-week ...
Cached Biology News:Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight' 2Maggots rid patients of MRSA 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... R-Biopharm is proud to ... hydrolyzed gluten in foods, has been accepted by AOAC International as Official First ... in Fermented Cereal-Based Products by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific monoclonal ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... , ... The 2015 Market Research Report on the Global Propanol Industry ... Propanol market with a focus on the Chinese situation. Major companies included in the ... Chemical, Sanofi, Royal Dutch Shell, LG Chem and Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical. , The report ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... across the globe, ISN improves the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor management systems. ISN,s ... reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers In More Than 80 Countries ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX , ISN has additional offices in Calgary ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... GEA's ... designed for continuous operation up to 1500 bar. The sanitary design gauge of ... preventing toxic contamination. , The Pony™ NS2006L homogenizer is an ideal solution for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 3ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3GEA Announces the Pony™ NS2006L… a Self-contained, High Pressure Lab Homogenizer for Product Development Ensuring Maximum Efficiency and Safety 2
... Study Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Proves Accurate, ... ... Reaction (RT-PCR), REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2 Genomic ... of Clinical Oncology,(JCO) published results of a study confirming RT-PCR ...
... AKIVA, Israel, June 2 ITGI Medical, Ltd.,(TASE: ITGI) ... certified,Over and Under(R) Pericardium Covered Stent (PCS) in the ... covered with a heterologous tissue,designed to set a barrier ... is intended for situations such as degenerated Saphenous Vein,Graft ...
... Perceptive Informatics, the,technology subsidiary of PAREXEL International ... it has integrated its leading medical imaging,technology ... image,management and reporting system provided by Digisonics, ... assessment in clinical studies.,The system provides high-performance ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genomic Health Announces Expansion of Oncotype DX(R) Breast Cancer Test to Include Quantitative Estrogen Receptor (ER) and Progesterone Receptor (PR) Scores 2Genomic Health Announces Expansion of Oncotype DX(R) Breast Cancer Test to Include Quantitative Estrogen Receptor (ER) and Progesterone Receptor (PR) Scores 3Genomic Health Announces Expansion of Oncotype DX(R) Breast Cancer Test to Include Quantitative Estrogen Receptor (ER) and Progesterone Receptor (PR) Scores 4Over and Under(R) Pericardium Covered Stent is now in use in England and Proves Great Deliverability 2Perceptive Informatics Enhances Medical Imaging Capabilities for Assessment of Cardiac Function 2Perceptive Informatics Enhances Medical Imaging Capabilities for Assessment of Cardiac Function 3Perceptive Informatics Enhances Medical Imaging Capabilities for Assessment of Cardiac Function 4
... Assay is an anchorage-independent growth assay in ... stringent assay for detecting malignant transformation of ... with carcinogens or carcinogen inhibitors) are cultured ... for 21-28 days. Following this incubation ...
The Saturn 2200 answers your GC/MS questions with the CP-3800 GC and the 2000 Series Ion Trap MS! These components create a platform for the worlds most versatile GC and flexible MS. Both deliver une...
... Kit uses a simplified procedure and streamlines ... The kit is based on the three ... and sodium bisulfite where cytosine is converted ... innovative in-column desulphonation reaction eliminates several precipitation ...
... Invitrogen makes blotting of E-PAGE Gels easier ... fiber blotting pad and several types of ... fit 8.6 cm x 13.5 cm E-PAGE ... membranes are designed for western transfer of ...
Biology Products: