Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Timber’ Category

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X-Ray discovery could benefit food industry

by Laura Smith Published: April 25,2010

Tags: Agriculture technology, Bakarat Mahmoud, RS 2400 X-Ray machine, X-Ray

An assistant professor at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station has developed a technique that removes harmful bacteria from seafood and fresh produce using X-Ray technology. Bakarat Mahmoud, an assistant professor at the station, uses an RS 2400 X-Ray machine to irradiate the foods, removing bacteria like e-coli, salmonella, listeria, shigella and vibrio from […] [...]

Cold winter staves off killer, for now

by Laura Smith Published: April 25,2010

Tags: SOYBEAN RUST, Tom Allen

A cold winter that killed kudzu plants even on the Gulf Coast led to the eradication of soybean rust in Mississippi, but one state plant pathologist doesn’t want growers to become complacent. Tom Allen, Extension plant pathologist for the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, said rust was detected on kudzu plants in January […] [...]

Farmers getting corn in the ground

by Laura Smith Published: April 25,2010

Tags: agriculture, corn crop

This time last year, many farmers weren’t close to getting crops planted Nearly all of Mississippi’s corn crop is in the ground, and the plants are looking good thanks to warm temperatures and a lot of sun, farmers and agriculture officials said. Corn planting in the state came to a “full boil” during the week […] [...]

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