New map shows 4.62 billion acres of cropland globally

Surprise! The U.S. Geological Survey has found that there’s a lot more cropland in the world than previously thought — about 15–20% more, in fact.

The agency has released a new, high-resolution global map that shows information about worldwide cropland and agricultural water use. The map is more accurate than any previous report, showing a […]

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Animal Science:

Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock — American Chemical Society Livestock contribute a hefty portion to the average person’s diet, but at a cost to the environment: a lot of methane, a […]

Researchers seek ways to decrease algal blooms from phosphorous runoff

Previously on the Neogen blog, we’ve written about how rising ocean temperatures are worsening the risk of shellfish poisoning due to the increasing presence of toxic algal blooms that thrive in warm waters.

Today we’re taking a look at another contributing factor to these algal blooms: phosphorus runoff.

First off: What is phosphorus runoff, and […]

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Animal Science:

Reproductive performance in beef herds — North Dakota State University Extension Recent data from North Dakota State University illustrates that beef cattle reproduction has been quite successful of late. The university’s special Cow Herd Appraisal […]

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Animal Science:

Calf respiratory health in cold weather — Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Winter weather poses a natural challenge to raising young animals. Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 20, 2017

It’s the final Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! The map starts to get crowded as new mycotoxin reports have funneled in. Watch the video here. Don’t despair — we’ll have a capstone summary report in a few weeks!

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we […]

Teen creates app to prevent heat deaths on farms

With even the warmest parts of the northern hemisphere currently preparing for the chilly winter season, summer heat is not at the forefront of many minds. However, one teenaged student has been hard at work devising a way to keep people safe on farms when summer’s at its peak.

Faith Florez, a 17-year-old high school […]

La Niña affects temperatures, winter crop growth in North America

La Niña returns for round two this winter, though not as strong as it could be.

The weather phenomenon, which is the counterpart to El Niño, causes water temperatures to shoot down in the Pacific Ocean. (El Niño leads to warmer temperatures.) Both events affect weather around the world.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Biosecurity takes many hands to be effective — National Hog Farmer Efforts on the farm are imperative to keep the swine herd healthy, but the entire production chain needs to be involved to keep economically […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 13, 2017

It’s the second-to-last Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! This week, dairy nutritionist Dr. Gwendolyn Jones returns to discuss how cows adapt to DON. Watch the video here.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can […]