Biosecurity and Livestock Disease
Up-to-date information on Biosecurity on your farm as well as
information on "Mad Cow", "Foot and Mouth"
and "Johnes" diseases.
Photoperiodic Manipulation of Lactation in Dairy Cattle
Photoperiod manipulation offers dairy producers a management tool
that increases efficiency of the lactating cow. The technique
is cost-effective, simple, and does not involve extra labor or
cow handling. It's as simple as leaving on the lights. Use of
photoperiod to stimulate milk production in dairy cattle should
be considered in all dairy housing.
Pest Management Centers
Current information on pest management research, state pest newsletters,
crop profiles, pesticide information, up-to-date news articles
on pesticides, and much more.
University of Illinois Extension Grain Price Outlook
These newsletters examine the implications of the USDA's Grain
Stocks and Crop report for corn, soybean and wheat prices for
the current as well as the 2001-02 marketing year.
Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops
The National Research Council workshop summary "Ecological
Monitoring of GM Crops" has been published by National Academy
Press. This public workshop was held July 13-14, 2000 in response
to a specific request from USDA and its focus was on monitoring
approaches for ecological effects of genetically modified crops.
Agriculture: Industry of the Future
Offering a new vision for agriculture and its many by-products.
Global Warming Report
This site has the text of the National Academies recent report
which responds to an inquiry by the Bush Administration. It sums
up science's current understanding of global climate change. It
characterizes warming trends over the last 100 years and the next
100 years and review human activities impact on warming. For White
House comments on warming see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/06/20010611-2.html
EPA Web-Based Drinking Water Training
The EPA Office of Water has an interactive, web-based Drinking
Water Academy Electronic Workshop designed to provide self-paced
training modules that give a broad introduction to the Safe Drinking
Water Act. Training modules feature four sections: Introductory,
Regulatory, Technical, and Other.
Answers to Biotech Questions
This University of California website gives scientists, teachers
and other users a better understanding of the issues surrounding
biotechnology related to food, with quick access to science-based