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Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries

Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Nine students who are involved in a multi-institutional effort to produce better blueberries only see the fruit as codes, symbols, numbers and letters on computer screens, rather than the nutritional, sweet treat they love.
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Genomics students contribute to collaborative computerized effort to build better blueberries | Davidson students join an undergraduate project to annotate the blueberry genome. The project includes Lenoir Rhyne College, CALS, and the NC Research Campus (NCRC) at Kannapolis and is funded by the NC Biotech Center. The goal is to breed berries which are larger, tastier, and disease-resistant. The project is run by Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC.  |  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/aktc9gf

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Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com

Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently awarded $684,000 for six projects to accelerate the renewable fuels industry in western North Carolina. Awards were determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
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Among the awards to NC State University were these, to
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- $143,787 to North Carolina State University for on-farm evaluation of perennial biofuel crops to educate farmers and cooperative extension agents through demonstrating the best economic and agronomic data for energy grasses.

- $125,375 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of cold-hardy sugarcanes that can be established with vegetative propagation.

- $124,628 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of giant miscanthus that can be established with vegetative propagation.

 

Read more | http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/9730/advanced-biofuel-feedstocks-targeted-in-n-c-research-awards

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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli

NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute is breeding broccoli to help address macular degeneration and age-related vision disorders. Read more | http://agisamerica.org/ncsu-cals-study-researches-enhancing-levels-of-antioxidant-in-broccoli

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