The story Loka Ashwood tells of the transformation of the rural farming community where she grew up is a sad—and, sadly, familiar—one to many who hold happy memories of childhoods spent in similar places.
Alabama's horse industry continues to have a substantial impact on the state’s bottom line, pumping an estimated $2.08 billion annually into the Alabama economy and contributing, both directly and indirectly, to about 24,000 jobs that represent $706 million in total labor income.
How big is data in U.S. agriculture? Consider that one acre of corn can generate seven gigabytes of data. With approximately 93 million acres of the crop currently in production, that’s 145 million DVDs filled with information—from just one crop.
Auburn University is joining forces with the world’s leading sports turf consultancy to initiate research and development programs throughout the U.S. sports surface market. The agreement with the STRI Group will focus primarily on expanding the U.S. soccer industry, as well as conducting surfaces research in other sports including golf, football, baseball and equestrian.
An entomologist whose most recent findings as a senior research associate at Switzerland’s University of Bern suggest that two widely used pesticides act as unintended contraceptives in male honey bees has joined the Auburn University College of Agriculture as assistant professor of insect pollination and apiculture in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
The award recognizes Youssef’s abstract, “Effect of combined transgenic channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus growth hormone (GH) and their siblings on growth rate of channel catfish in earthen ponds,” which summarizes her research on the growth performance of male and female transgenic channel catfish growth hormone (GH) cDNA and their full siblings in earthen ponds at different ages.
Andrej Svyantek, a master’s student in Auburn’s Department of Horticulture, has been awarded four scholarships totaling $9,500 in recent weeks to support his research on sustainable production of wine grapes in Alabama and the Southeast.
The Miller Center will support programming and activities of Auburn’s Department of Poultry Science and the National Poultry Technology Center. Poultry is Alabama’s leading agricultural commodity, with a $15 billion economic impact. And Alabama is one of the country’s leading poultry-producing states.