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More diversity needed in oil palm plantations
Scientists from the University of Göttingen call for meaningful support for smallholder farmers in Indonesia...
Bioplastics in the sustainability dilemma
Scientists at the University of Bonn investigate the factors affecting the global land use impacts and CO2 emissions of plant-based...
Growing quinoa in Europe
In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free,...
Breeding promotes sustainable wheat production
Wheat is the most widely cultivated crop in the world. The high yields produced in intensive European wheat cultivation are crucial...
Global trade in soy has major implications for the climate
Study by the University of Bonn examines carbon emissions from Brazilian soy exports with unprecedented accuracy...
Fresh groundwater flow important for coastal ecosystems
International researchers led by University of Göttingen develop first global computer model of groundwater flow into world’s oceans...
Crop pathogens ‘remarkably adaptable’
Pathogens that attack agricultural crops show remarkable adaptability to new climates and new plant hosts, new research shows....
Sorghum seems promising as a forage crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize, based on evidence from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
Warm springs increase risk of severe summer droughts
Warm and sunny springs can create conditions that pave the way for severe summer droughts, a new study has shown....
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...
 
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