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9 matches found for straw in News

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  1. 100% Precut Rye Straw
    Date: April 10, 2006
    Source: Penn State Field Crop News

    "Rye is being mowed for straw around much of PA at this time. The challenge this year is the lack of rain to bleach the rye.? Some rye has dried enough to bale but is still green and needs a shower."

  2. 100% News In Agriculture: Ammoniating Wheat Straw - Pittsburg Morning Sun
    Date: August 05, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Drought. This simple word can have several different meanings and implications to various people. From watering restrictions on lawns in cities and catastrophic crop failures in farming, to needing to haul water to animals and trying to produce ..."

  3. 94% Cellulosic Ethanol: Expanding Options, Identifying Obstacles
    Date: April 09, 2010
    Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service

    " Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are figuring out how to turn wheat straw into ethanol “gold,” and learning more about the bacteria that can “infect” ethanol plants and interfere with fuel production. At the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Ill., ARS chemist Badal Saha conducted a 5-year study that examined whether wheat straw—a crop residue left over after the grain has been harvested—could have commercial potential for cellulosic ethanol production. Saha found he could access and ferment almost all the plant sugars in the biofeedstock when it was pretreated with alkaline peroxide and then broken down by enzymes. This process released even hard-to-reach sugars in plant cell walls, which significantly boosted the overall ethanol output to around 93 gallons per ton of wheat straw. But the same environments that facilitate fermentation can also nurture microorganisms that ..."

  4. 93% Turning Agriculture Byproducts Into Homes
    Date: August 09, 2011
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "A group of students and educators in northeast Kansas have been learning recently about a relatively new building technique — constructing a home with 18-inch thick straw bale walls, with lumber at the corners and bamboo rods for extra support. The Lawrence-Journal World reports the technique creates a well-insulated home and makes use of an agricultural byproduct. However, many cities, including Lawrence, won’t approve plans for a straw bale home unless it comes with a detailed engineering report or tests to prove the integrity of the structure, the report says."

  5. 93% Agricultural Waste Could Be Used As Biofuel
    Date: March 26, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia . A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol -- a well-known alcohol-based biofuel."

  6. 91% High-priced Dna From Model Bucks Turns Into A Hefty Profit
    Date: February 28, 2007
    Source: The Daily Item

    "DANVILLE — For about the price of a good computer, you can order a straw of Spongebob's semen."

  7. 88% Barley Update
    Date: August 05, 2005
    Source: Penn State Field Crop News

    "Our barley this year yielded more than I expected, and averaged over 100 bushels per acre in our variety tests. Our test at Landisville was a bit lower, but did surprisingly well too. Growers who had similar grain and good straw yields and prices were pleased with the crop."

  8. 88% Fuel From Crop Residue: Possible Solution For The Grass Seed Industry
    Date: August 31, 2006
    Source: SeedQuest

    "Illegal to burn and expensive to move, straw creates serious disposal problems for the grass seed industry. That’s why two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) labs are collaborating with scientists from the Laramie, Wyoming, Western Research Institute to develop a small-scale gasification reactor."

  9. 88% Pa. Conference Seeks To Build On Organics Interest
    Date: February 08, 2009
    Source: The Phoenix

    "Associated Press Writer STATE COLLEGE — The straw Amish hats rested atop the racks in the coat room near the curled-up yoga mats, down the hall from a vendor selling liquid fish fertilizer."


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