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A strain of yeast developed at Purdue University more effectively makes ethanol from agricultural residues that would otherwise be discarded or used as animal feed, and the first license for the yeast has been issued to the biotechnology company Iogen Corp. Purdues genetically altered yeast allows about 40 percent more ethanol to be made from sugars derived from agricultural residues, such as corn stalks and wheat straw, compared with "wild-type" yeasts that occur in nature. The agricultural residues are primarily made up of cellulose and "hemicellulose," which are known as cellulosic materials. Unlike ...
Those differences might be that one uses GPS technology to monitor their fields while another relies on less modern technology to get the job done. In the cattle industry, one might use artificial insemination to produce offspring while their next door neighbor only uses a herd bull. The actual possibilities of differences are endless. One way that you can expose yourself to the differences among farming operations is to attend the 78th annual Indiana Farm Management Tour that will take place June 23-24, in Boone and Hendricks counties. The tour is a cooperative effort of the Purdue ... Read More
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