This approach to creating crop yield maps results in better management and increased production efficiency on farms. Yield monitoring technologies have been commercially available for corn and grain crops for at least twenty years and have since become stock equipment for most corn, grain, and cotton harvesters.
Inventor: Kendall Kirk, Guy Ramsey
This fine needle biopsy method is used to evaluate mammary tissue collected repetitively over time from the same animal during development, allowing researchers to predict productivity, the animal’s quality, health, and chance of disease. The U.S. meat and livestock market is a growing market, forecast to have a value of $203.5 billion by 2019.
Inventor: Heather Dunn, Kathryn A Elliott, Thomas Scott, Matthew Burns
This invention uses an electro-mechanical controller that allows the user to adjust the pump stroke on-the-go for site-specific applications. Currently, there are over two million crankshaft-type positive-displacement piston pumps in the USA which are used by row-crop and hay farmers for applying crop inputs.
Inventor: Ahmad Khalilian, Young Han, Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Nicholas Rogers
This overexpression of the micro RNA (miR319) gene improves salt and drought tolerance in transgenic plants, enhancing crop performance under adverse environmental conditions. Plant micro RNAs are a class of endogenous small noncoding RNAs that play essential roles in diverse biological processes, including plant responses to environmental stresses and various aspects of plant development.
Inventor: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Man Zhou, Dayong Li
Agriculture, Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy
These composites chemically combine abundant agricultural and petrochemical wastes, allowing for practical reduction of inert wastes that can be used to either supplement or replace traditional construction materials.
Inventor: Dr. Rhett C. Smith, Dr. Andrew G. Tennyson