Category: Agricultural Sciences

Study shows essential oils as a promising alternative in the control of dry bubble disease

Researchers at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, have demonstrated that the oil extracts of cinnamon, clove and thyme are potential and efficient alternatives in the control of dry bubble disease in mushrooms of the species Agaricus bisporus. Read More →

Fatty acid profile of lamb meat can be changed according to their feeding regime

Researchers at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca, Mexico, have shown that fatty acid content is higher in lambs fed with pasture compared to animals whose nutrition is supplemented with fishmeal or soybean meal. The study was published in the journal Ciência Rural, vol. 47, no. 4, of April, 2017. Read More →

Research tests the seroconversion of dogs immunized with the Leishmune and Leish Tec vaccines in tests of the Ministry of Health

Researchers at the National Institute of Infectology Evandro Chagas and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro demonstrated that in a non-endemic area, dogs vaccinated against canine visceral leishmaniasis (LVC) with vaccines developed in Brazil were not capable of seroconverting in the protocol of tests used by the Ministry of Health. Read More →

Research evaluates growth patterns of Criollo foals

Researchers at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, tested the methods of measuring growth rates of Criollo foals and showed that body height and chest circumference can be assessed by means of nonlinear models simultaneously in males and females. Read More →

Research tests real contribution of stay-green character in Brazilian wheats

Wheat lines carriers of stay-green alleles have a higher capacity to reach higher yield under more restricted environmental conditions compared to the checks. The study was conducted by researchers from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) in Pelotas, in partnership with UNIJUI and the Agricultural Research and Extension Company of Santa Catarina and Embrapa Clima Temperado in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Read More →

Silage study shows that colostrum can be used with microbiological safety in animal feed

Researchers at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, showed that anaerobic fermentation process colostrum (Colostrum silage) is able to inhibit the growth of non sporulated pathogenic bacteria. Read More →

Research describes the physiology of Dimorphandra garneriana

Researchers at the Federal University of Paraíba, in Areia, Paraíba state, Brazil, described the physiology of Dimorphandra garneriana and demonstrated that this forest specie does not tolerate water stress in its initial stages of development. Read More →

Study points to new chronic form of liver disease associated with ingestion of Brachiaria grasses

Researchers at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul State, of Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, and the University of Cuiabá, in Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, analyzed cattle livers in a abattoir and found a new form of chronic liver disease probably associated with ingestion of Brachiaria grasses. Read More →