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Plantain and banana micropropagation project goes to MIT

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A plantain and banana seeds micropropagation project, developed by students at the Interamerican University in Barranquitas, was among 33 selected for the MIT Solve competition, which seeks solutions to global challenges.

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Agricultural genetics: A science tool to explore in Puerto Rico’s new age of agriculture

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For around 10,000 years since the origin of agriculture in the Neolithic, modern humans had been using artificial selection for the improvement of crops and livestock. Previous to that period of time, humans had to live on what they found in the wild by hunting, fishing, and collecting seeds and roots to eat. In this context, Neolithic represents to human history the shift from a hunting-gathering economy to the direct production of food. 

Puerto Rican agricultor shares strategies to adapt to climate change in new video

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The USDA Caribbean Climate Hub has released a new video about resilient agriculture in the face of clinate change.

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Job: Research Assistant in Sustainable Agriculture and Grassland Conservation

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Fall-Winter Research Assistant: Sustainable Agriculture and Grassland
Conservation

Job Description: The USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Northern Plains
Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an enthusiastic and

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Mediterranean fruit fly detected in Cabo Rojo

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Antonio R. Gómez

The Department of Agriculture announced that the Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the most damaging agricultural pests, has been detected in Cabo Rojo.

 

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38th Five Days with Our Land Fair

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For the 38th consecutive year, the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez will host the Five Days with Our Land Fair. The educational fair, held from March 17-21 at the Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum, features workshops, discussions, exhibits and artistic presentations. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend.

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Tomatoes from Santa Isabel's farms to your table

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Ivelisse Rivera Quiñones

Most tomatoes consumed in Puerto Rico between the months of January and April are grown in the Gargiulo Farm in Santa Isabel.

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UPR Mayagüez strengthens agricultural research ties with Dominican Republic

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A recent visit from faculty at the Santo Domingo Autonomous University visited the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez hopes to be the start of collaborative agreements in agricultural research between both institutions.

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