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Brazilian Beef Cattle Industry and it’s Heat Stress Challenges and Opportunities

Andrea DunlapNovember 1st, 2023Parts of Brazil experience similar hot weather conditions to Florida’s and thus ranchers there face similar problems with effects of heat stress on cattle.  Dr. Cassio Cassal Brauner, an animal science professor in Brazil, currently spending a year in Ona working with Dr. Philipe Moriel as an exchange visitor, research scholar, was our guest presenter […]

New research looks to pollen for plant heat stress resilience

Kirsten Romaguera RabinJuly 10th, 2023A new NIFA-funded project will examine pollen formation and viability in corn when heat stress is introduced during the different developmental stages. The research aims to identify genetic resiliency markers that may inform future corn-breeding efforts. People aren’t the only ones stressed by heat waves. For many plants, higher-than-anticipated temperatures can lead to water loss, […]

Protecting Citrus Trees from Heat Stress

Amir RezazadehMay 22nd, 2023The rising temperatures and climate change challenges of recent years have brought a significant threat to citrus trees. Heat stress, caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures, poses a severe risk to citrus trees. Also, excessive soil evaporation, inconsistent rainfall, and poor soil water-holding capacity can make trees even more heat-sensitive. How does heat stress […]

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