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From northern billabongs – a new future for rice
Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland...
Against the grain: soil constraints holding back Australian wheat
A model developed by researchers at The University of Queensland could address soil problems that cost Australia’s wheat producers...
Robust and biodiverse silage maize cultivation
Snijmais plays a prominent role in the Dutch landscape, the crop is grown on more than 200,000 hectares. ...
Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate
A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is...
Climate-smart agricultural practices increase maize yield in Malawi
Climate change creates extreme weather patterns that are especially challenging for people in developing countries and can severely...
Study: Multiscale crop modeling effort required to assess climate change adaptation
Crop modeling is essential for understanding how to secure the food supply as the planet adapts to climate change. ...
Developing the food trend of the future: Sugar seaweed
Fresh, crispy and with a taste note of nuts. This is how the new superfood tastes, the food industry is opening its eyes to. But if...
Research Shows Nanoplastics Accumulating in Land-based Plant Tissues
As concern grows among environmentalists and consumers about micro- and nanoplastics in the oceans and in seafood, they are increasingly...
Exeter joins new European initiative to turn wastewater into valuable resource
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater...
Brains + grains = gains: a novel decision-making tool for farmers
Curtin researchers have designed a novel tool for farmers that’s helping simplify the highly complex economics of grain harvesting...
Cable bacteria can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation
A Danish-German research collaboration may have found a solution to the large climate impact from the world's rice production: By adding...
New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use
The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management...
How do superbugs become super? Understanding antibiotic resistance
They’re small, but they can be deadly. And we’re still trying to understand how they work so we can protect ourselves....
Maize–legume project a double win in Africa
Instead of carrying out the back-breaking work of hoeing a field by hand in preparation for sowing, an estimated 484,000 farmers across...
Turned-down temperatures boost crops’ penchant for production
Drought and heat put stress on plants and reduce grain yield. For some farmers, irrigation is the answer. Many of us assume the practice...
 
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