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Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

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Avoid ‘Crape Murder’ with Limited Pruning

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Gardeners know what not to do when pruning crape myrtles, but the frequent reminders against crape murder can leave some gardeners wondering if it's possible to prune these plants at all.

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MSU Forestry Work Shows the Value of Good Seedlings

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This story introduces a program that applies the tried-and-true Extension Service method of teaching and learning to forestry. The goal is to encourage landowners to invest in higher-quality seedlings when replanting.

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Going with the Flow?

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Soil scientists have struggled with accurately measuring water flow through soil for years. Even the smallest soil details can sway water’s path from the straight, sequential line gravity alone might demand. These minute differences contribute to water’s “preferential flow.” For farmers’ crops dependent on moisture, or chemical spills needing containment, preferential flow can be a matter of life or death.

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Expanding Global Food Production in a Warming World

Agriculture can be both a victim and a cause of climate change, say global warming experts. But new sustainable strategies that can help farming adapt to hotter conditions may help reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint too.

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Mississippi State University Expert Available to Discuss Avian Flu Crisis

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Growers Find Perfect Fit with Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets are excellent sales outlets for growers who want a direct market to consumers who want locally grown produce.

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Trending Stories Report for 17 April 2015

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From Breeders' Plots to the Farmers' Fields

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Farmers count on South Dakota State University plant breeders to develop new varieties that give crops greater yield potential and make them more resistant to diseases. The university fulfills its commitment to producers through a licensing agreement with the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association. As curator of new varieties of grain, SDCIA oversees the production of successive generations and thus greater quantities until it can be sold to farmers as certified seed.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research