This project uses interdisciplinary approaches to provide the fundamental insights on the role of a micronutrient copper in pollen development and fertility in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This project will also help to explain how a newly discovered protein CIT1 and another protein SPL7 coordinate copper uptake and delivery to the reproductive organs of Arabidopsis thaliana to orchestrate pollen development and fertility.
Global food security and the demand for high-yield grain crops with high nutritional value are the most urgent drivers of modern plant sciences due to the current trend of population growth, global climate change, and decreasing arable land resources. In this regard, micronutrients iron, copper and zinc are required for crop growth, fertility and grain yield. These micronutrients are also essential components of the human diet. The bread wheat is a globally important crop and is a major source of calories and revenue in Ukraine.
This webinar series is offered every Thursday from 1-2pm from November thru March. The webinars focus on the latest dairy research and practical on farm information for dairy producers.
Growing season temperatures are projected to
increase in corn production areas. In previous work,
we have identified responses and possible
adaptations to increasing temperature that minimize
negative impacts of high temperatures on corn yields.
We will extend this work to identify adaptation
opportunities and improve yield predictions for
projected changes in future corn production climates.
The comparative study is to see how American historical archaeologists have studied religious sites and sacred sites.
It is to investigate how the study, research questions, and interpretations of religious sites and sacred sites has changed over the last century.
In recent years there have been several stories in the popular media about individuals finding “ticks” in their Christmas trees. While this finding is not consistent with tick biology, members of the NYS IPM Program decided that the question of whether ticks can be found on Christmas trees should be scientifically evaluated. A total of nine Christmas tree farms in New York State were evaluated for the presence of ticks, including three in each of the following areas: Hudson Valley, Capital District, and Ithaca.
Under this activity, I will work with a panel of scientists appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations to monitor the achievement of global goals of sustainable development and the lessons that can be drawn for policies worldwide
Carpenter bees are wood-destroying insects that are capable of drilling through wood to create nests. Because these insects are viewed as pests, they are often controlled by pest professionals with insecticide dusts. The goal of this project was to evaluate the use of homemade carpenter bee traps to reduce the population of female carpenter bees, which are responsible for causing the damage to wood. Twelve traps were set out at six sites with current carpenter be damage, and collected 54 carpenter bees: 21 males and 33 females.
The objective of this project was to develop a modular workshop-style program for teaching turf managers how to diagnose insect pest problems. Participants work with pin, point, and gel-mounted insect specimens and keys (non-taxonomic, included at end of statement) to learn basic identification of adult and immature stages of common turf pests. Participants also learn field diagnosis of common damage symptoms along with treatment thresholds and other decision making criteria.
The website provides knowledge about poverty risk for the individual, and for individuals in other categories of risk. This permits individuals to know their risk in comparison to others. The website has been viewed 758,000 times as of February 12, 2017