Beauty is in the eye of the USDA

Magazines have been known to Photoshop individuals nearly beyond recognition in order to achieve a sense of perfection and beauty. The images in the magazines and print ads depict a person in their peak physical shape with not a blemish in sight. This is a uniquely human trait—or is it?

Fruit and vegetables can be […]

Wheat head scab update

Reports from agfax.com show that head scab of wheat (Fusarium head blight) is appearing in southern regions of several states, including Illinois and Missouri.

Fusarium head blight affects crops by “bleaching” them in color; due to rainy conditions during the flowering of the plant, crops are especially susceptible this year. Not only the appearance of […]