Category Archives: Agriculture

Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows Comments Off on Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows

Burning tallgrass prairie every 3 to 20 years — is evidently necessary to preserve it from turning into brush or woodlands Comments Off on Burning tallgrass prairie every 3 to 20 years — is evidently necessary to preserve it from turning into brush or woodlands

As human beings reproduce in cockroach-like fashion — wild bee numbers are declining in some important American agricultural regions — thereby leading to a mismatch between the crops that the cockroach humans want — and the declining bee numbers’ ability to pollinate them Comments Off on As human beings reproduce in cockroach-like fashion — wild bee numbers are declining in some important American agricultural regions — thereby leading to a mismatch between the crops that the cockroach humans want — and the declining bee numbers’ ability to pollinate them

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Insu Koha, Eric V. Lonsdorf, Neal M. Williams, Claire Brittain, Rufus Isaacs, Jason Gibbs, and Taylor H. Ricketts, Modeling the status, trends, and impacts of wild bee abundance in the United States, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS], DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1517685113 (early edition, 22 December 2015) […]

Polymixin antibiotic resistance in China has jumped — from a less concerning chromosomal mechanism — to significantly more worrisome plasmid mediated horizontal gene transfer — succumbing of the polymixin group now completes the penetration of all antibiotic chemical groups by plasmid mediated resistance genes Comments Off on Polymixin antibiotic resistance in China has jumped — from a less concerning chromosomal mechanism — to significantly more worrisome plasmid mediated horizontal gene transfer — succumbing of the polymixin group now completes the penetration of all antibiotic chemical groups by plasmid mediated resistance genes

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Yi-Yun Liu, Yang Wang, Prof Timothy R Walsh, Ling-Xian Yi, Rong Zhang, James Spencer, Yohei Doi, Guobao Tian, Baolei Dong, Xianhui Huang, Lin-Feng Yu, Danxia Gu, Hongwei Ren, Xiaojie Chen, Luchao Lv, Dandan He, Hongwei Zhou, Prof Zisen Liang, Prof Jian-Hua Liu, and Jianzhong Shen, Emergence of […]

Veterinarians and farmers were predominantly responsible for spreading (high mortality) bovine viral diarrhea in Germany — beginning in 2012 Comments Off on Veterinarians and farmers were predominantly responsible for spreading (high mortality) bovine viral diarrhea in Germany — beginning in 2012

© 2015 Peter Free 23 September 2015 Citation — to study Jörn Gethmann, Timo Homeiera, Mark Holsteg, Horst Schirrmeier, Michael Saßerath, Bernd Hoffmann, Martin Beer, and Franz J. Conraths, BVD-2 outbreak leads to high losses in cattle farms in Western Germany, Heliyon 1(1): e00019, doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2015.e00019 (September 2015) Citation — to press release Mary Beth O’Leary, […]