Posts Tagged ‘research’

Endangered frog getting boost from weather, new research

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — It’s been a good year in the wild and in the lab for one of the world’s most endangered species, the dusky gopher frog. The rainy spring brought a good hatch at two shallow, rain-fed ponds south of Saucier in the DeSoto National Forest. And new lab projects are underway at Mississippi […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with Army on unmanned aircraft research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is opening a new chapter in its research of unmanned aerial systems. Officials from the land-grant institution were at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday for a memorandum of understanding signing with the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS). The agreement will foster collaboration between PM […] [...]

New agricultural research center opens in Delta

STONEVILLE — DuPont Pioneer has opened its new $3 million research center in Stoneville. The Stoneville research center will conduct testing, breeding, characterization and product development of soybeans and corn. It will have 20 full-time worker and 30 part-time employees. The center is the first such research facility in the state of Mississippi. The center […] [...]

Researchers look at improving catfish farmers’ profitability

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists looking to help catfish producers keep costs low and quality high have found catfish can thrive for the first six weeks after hatching by feeding on naturally occurring zooplankton. Several aquaculture researchers at MSU’s Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center compared the growth and survival of two groups of […] [...]

Cochran ‘hopeful’ that committee will advance ag research bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, is hopeful legislation to allow tax-exempt donations to advance agriculture research will be acted on during this Congress. Cochran is a primary cosponsor of the Charitable Agricultural Research Act (S.1280), bipartisan legislation introduced by Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie […] [...]

Agency receives 20 bids for recreational fishing boats

BILOXI — The Department of Marine Resources has received 20 bids for two recreational fishing boats it wants to sell. Spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald the bids will be open today at the Commission on Marine Resources meeting in Biloxi. Scallan says officials will review the bids for about a week and could […] [...]

AIDS trial group inspired by curing of baby at UMMC

JACKSON — An international group devoted to pediatric AIDS treatment is taking on a long-term global trial in hopes of replicating the success a University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher achieved in curing a baby born to an HIV-positive woman. And although Dr. Hannah Gay, Mississippi’s leading pediatric AIDS specialist, won’t be directly involved, “I […] [...]

MSU launches new journal promoting research, outreach

STARKVILLE — Faculty in Mississippi State University’s School of Human Sciences recently launched a journal to promote academic research and outreach in human sciences and Extension topics. The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed publication with articles about human development; family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; Extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles […] [...]

Fish and Wildlife awards grant for bat disease study

JACKSON — Mississippi will receive $42,248 in federal funds for white-nose syndrome projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the grants will support research and detection of the fatal bat disease, and response to it. States also will use the funds to monitor bat populations. Mississippi is among 28 states receiving grants. Fish and […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

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