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The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050

The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050

A new paper that considers the growing population and how pesticides can help meet the need for food production by 2050. Along with better pest management, pesticides have led to the development of improved agronomic practices such as no till, conservation tillage, higher plant densities, increased yields, and the efficient use of water and nutrients. When applied in safe, smart ways, pesticides lead to more sustainable agriculture. The authors cite many statistics and specific examples. They point out that more than 800 million people in the world are food insecure today and that the amount of crop yield lost yearly to pests can run upwards of 30%. But they are optimistic about developments occurring around the globe to minimize this loss. When pesticides are effectively applied and fully integrated into a comprehensive approach, the world will be on its way to providing sustenance for the 9 billion humans on earth in 2050.

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US Seed Potato Acres Increased 3.8%

US Seed Potato Acres Increased 3.8%

US potato seed acres saw in increase in 2014. The largest increase was in North Dakota, Colorado, and Oregon.

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Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Having healthy snacks available does not take a lot of time. It just requires a bit of planning for nutritious food options when you’re on the go.

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"Cook Without Looking" Try a Slow Cooker!

"Cook Without Looking" Try a Slow Cooker!

Wouldn't it be nice to be greeted by the aroma of a steaming pot of homemade soup, stew, chili, or chicken fajitas (this month's recipe) at the end of a busy day? You just need to do a little work in advance and use a slow cooker.

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How to Get More Food for Your Dollar

How to Get More Food for Your Dollar

I'm always looking for ways to get more for my money at the grocery store. Do you have any ideas for me?

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Identifying Surface Blemishes on Potato Tubers

Identifying Surface Blemishes on Potato Tubers

The primary blemishes fresh market potato growers face today include black dot, black scurf, scab, silver scurf, unattractive skin color, malformed tubers and other unknown blemish problems. A new webpage, Potato Tuber Blemishes Understanding & Diagnosis, provides some information on these blemishes.

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National Impact of EFNEP 2013

National Impact of EFNEP 2013

Since 1969, EFNEP has reached more than 31 million low-income families and youth, improving their diets and food-related behaviors. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2013, EFNEP reached 121,025 adults and 418,961 youth directly and nearly 360,000 family members indirectly.

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Can Pulses Increase Satiety for Weight Loss Success?

Because about 80 percent of weight loss interventions fail, many due to hunger and food cravings, pulses can be an important area of research because of their role in satiety.

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Current Review of Pulses' Benefits

Pulses have been in use as human food for at least 10,000 years, and have current applications for animal feed and biofuel as well, with economic impact second only to cereal grain crops.

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Complete Nutritional Support From Both Grains and Pulses

Recent review looks at the nutritional and health benefits of both beans and grains, and how they complement one another.

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Recent Review of Pulse Intake and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

.” This review of recent studies aims to add to the body of research to show evidence for dietary guidelines that emphasize pulses in the diet for better health and decreased risk of cardiovascular health problems.

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Anti-nutritional Properties of Pulses—The Bad and the Good

Pulses have a multitude of nutritional benefits including protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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