• Tests in Italy have confirmed the first poultry outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in the West African country of Benin, according to news services. (umn.edu)
  • There were other (mostly LPAI ) avian viruses out there, but none had the kind of impact on poultry - or the pandemic potential - of H5N1. (blogspot.co.uk)
  • The O G ( original gangster ) of avian flu, H5N1 emerged in 2003 and made it to Western Europe, West Africa, India, and the Middle East by 2006 - but began a slow pullback in 2008 - leaving only a few pockets of activity outside of Asia (primarily Indonesia and Egypt). (blogspot.co.uk)
  • The Chelyabinsk region along the southern end of the Urals is the sixth area in Russia to have been hit by avian flu outbreaks recently, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters. (umn.edu)
  • After studying zoology at Tübingen he moved to Leipzig in 1929 and then worked on the anatomy of the avian crop under J. Meisenheimer. (wikipedia.org)
  • For these reasons a perfectly symmetric positioning and a good knowledge of the avian anatomy are needed in order to avoid misinterpretation of the radiograph. (vin.com)
  • Special Issue - Temperate agroforestry: When trees and crops get together. (unl.edu)
  • Agroforestry, a land-use system that integrates trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock production, has been identified by the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) as a 'win-win' approach that balances the production of commodities (food, feed, fuel, fiber, etc.) with non-commodity outputs such as environmental protection and cultural and landscape amenities. (cambridge.org)
  • Based on a repeated measures analysis of variance, foraging distances appeared to be greater at sites with soybean as the planted crop, although this apparent trend was significant for only some species. (unl.edu)
  • In this module you will learn how to take a blood sample from a range of avian species. (doc.govt.nz)
  • How to safely give fluids, liquid food or medications orally into the crop or oesophagus in a range of bird species. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Catch crops are typically fast-growing annual cereal species adapted to scavenge available nitrogen efficiently from the soil. (wikipedia.org)
  • We found that (1) removal of Amur honeysuckle reduces the abundance of both vector and non-vector mosquito species that commonly feed on human hosts, (2) the abundance and composition of avian hosts is altered by honeysuckle removal, and (3) areas invaded with honeysuckle support local microclimates that are favorable to mosquito survival. (springer.com)
  • The Secretary of Agriculture should direct the Board of Directors and Manager, FCIC, to consider the potential for obtaining actual crop yield data and using such data to establish homogeneous risk groups and the proper relationships among each group's yields and risk rates. (gao.gov)
  • The Secretary of Agriculture should direct the Board of Directors and Manager, FCIC, to give increased attention to completing actuarial reports depicting crop year 1980 and 1981 insurance experiences in order that the review and updating of the FCIC crop insurance programs might be expedited. (gao.gov)
  • One chemical that has seen moderate success is methyl anthranilate which has been used to protect rice, fruit and corn crops against some avian pests and golf courses against the ravages of Canada Geese. (ornithology.com)
  • To keep pace with ever growing global population, progressive and sustained increase in rice production is necessary, especially in areas with extremely variable climatic conditions, where rice crop suffers from numerous abiotic stresses including salinity. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Nowadays in any small animals' practice there is a radiological apparatus that can be used for avian patients, as well. (vin.com)
  • Avian Foraging Patterns in Crop Field Edges Adjacent to Woody Habitat" by Heidi L. Puckett, James R. Brandle et al. (unl.edu)
  • Additionally, vast cover crop root networks help anchor the soil in place and increase soil porosity, creating suitable habitat networks for soil macrofauna. (wikipedia.org)
  • GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) actuarial practices, the rates at which private sector companies were compensated for selling and servicing crop insurance, and the distribution of gains and losses on crop insurance sold by private companies and reinsured by FCIC. (gao.gov)
  • Congress has expressed concern regarding FCIC progress in implementing the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1980, the effectiveness of program changes when insurance losses in 1981 and 1982 are considered, and the annual increases in FCIC appropriation requests. (gao.gov)
  • Without inspections, farmers may falsely claim crop losses. (gao.gov)
  • so, what is the appropriate definition of crop, if its not the berry and seed food sources available to the migratory mudlarks and such being so cruelly waylaid and banded. (blogspot.com)
  • Some scientists believe that widespread biological nitrogen fixation, achieved mainly through the use of cover crops, is the only alternative to industrial nitrogen fixation in the effort to maintain or increase future food production levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • a member of the Chloridoideae subfamily of grasses, is one of the most important food crops in Ethiopia. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Diversifying crops for food and nutrition security - a case of teff. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Under the expanded reinsurance program, private insurance companies obtain reinsurance coverage from FCIC as protection against part of the risk of insuring crops. (gao.gov)
  • The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers the federal crop insurance program in partnership with private insurers. (gao.gov)
  • Of the various nutrients, the impact that cover crops have on nitrogen management has received the most attention from researchers and farmers, because nitrogen is often the most limiting nutrient in crop production. (wikipedia.org)
  • As well as bringing nitrogen into agroecosystems through biological nitrogen fixation, types of cover crops known as " catch crops " are used to retain and recycle soil nitrogen already present. (wikipedia.org)
  • We also assessed any potential changes in avian communities and local microclimate associated with Amur honeysuckle removal. (springer.com)
  • GAO found that, following enactment of the legislation, FCIC made substantial progress in expanding the program and involving the private sector in selling and servicing crop insurance. (gao.gov)
  • The field has become so crowded that keeping track of all of these subtypes can be difficult, even for those of us who follow avian flu on a daily basis. (blogspot.co.uk)
  • RMA's regulations to implement the crop insurance program, as well as some statutory requirements, create design problems that hinder its efforts to reduce abuse. (gao.gov)
  • Eagles are some of the largest and most powerful avian predators, and the human response to their presence is dualistic and polarised. (scielo.org.za)
  • Often, green manure crops are grown for a specific period, and then plowed under before reaching full maturity in order to improve soil fertility and quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • So, with the caveat that things are moving so quickly that this blog post may be obsolete before the pixels on your screen completely dry, I've put together a short primer on each of the ` big four' avian flu viruses we are currently tracking. (blogspot.co.uk)
  • A cover crop is planted to manage soil erosion , soil fertility , soil quality, water, weeds , pests , diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem -an ecological system managed and shaped by humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • This testimony is based on GAO's 2005 report, Crop Insurance: Actions Needed to Reduce Program's Vulnerability to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, as well as new analyses this Committee requested on underwriting gains and administrative and operating expenses USDA paid companies. (gao.gov)
  • GAO reported that RMA did not use all available tools to reduce the crop insurance program's vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse. (gao.gov)
  • An example of green manure use comes from Nigeria, where the cover crop Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) has been found to increase the availability of phosphorus in soil after a farmer applies rock phosphate. (wikipedia.org)