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Palm trees most abundant in tropical forests in the Americas
Palm trees are more than five times more numerous in tropical forests in the Americas than in comparable Asian and African forests,...
Climate change affects soil health
Researchers at the universities of Kassel and Bonn show that soil pathogens spread after heat and drought stress...
Boost soybean yields by adapting photosynthesis to fleeting shadows
Komorebi is a Japanese word that describes how light filters through leaves—creating shifting, dappled “sunflecks” that illustrate...
Combating climate crisis: Plantations bind CO2 and bring rain to the desert
Large-scale plantations in desert regions offer several advantages. Firstly, plants bind carbon dioxide and thus help to store carbon....
Threats to global food security from emerging fungal crop pathogens
Amongst the world's most challenging problems is the need to feed an ever-growing global population sustainably....
Irrigated crops underestimation risks water shortages
The area of agricultural land that will require irrigation in future could be up to four times larger than currently estimated, a new...
Change in snowmelt threatens water supply for irrigation
Agricultural scientists from the University of Göttingen study the effects of climate change on irrigation water supply worldwide....
Psychologists target root cause of soil erosion
Land degradation is a major environmental challenge that costs 17% of global GDP and undermines economic development in many regions...
Sorghum: the third roughage crop for the Netherlands and Flanders?
Sorghum is a new crop for the northern European regions and certainly in the Netherlands and Flanders. The sorghum plant, like silage...
Setting Goals, Adding Diversity Are Key For Intercropping
There is a lot of buzz in beef and forage production systems around the concepts of sustainability and soil health and the numerous...
Wild plants as climate change-resistant crops
Together with colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, researchers from Aarhus University will make new crops out of wild plants....
Over 70% of essential crop wild relative species in urgent need of collection, says new research
A first of its kind global mapping project reveals gaps in wild crop genetic diversity for agriculture to adapt to future climate change....
Coffee, cocoa and vanilla: an opportunity for more trees in tropical agricultural landscapes
The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and is also a driver of land-use change...
Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium
Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are...
Earliest spread of millet agriculture outside China linked to herding livestock
5000 years before the modern rise of millet as a popular grain, this Chinese crop was spread far and wide by ancient food aficionados,...
 
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