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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...
Clemson Extension experts advise growers to plan attack against diamondback moth caterpillars
If fall brassicas are part of your gardening strategy, Clemson University Cooperative Extension experts say now is the time to develop...
How can Midwest agriculture help minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone?
A revolution in Midwestern agriculture has to happen to minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone, according to the University of...
How to reduce the risk of bacterial diseases in greenhouse horticulture
While plant pathogenic bacteria are small, they can cause major problems in the greenhouse cultivation of vegetables and ornamental...
Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is Good Insurance Policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination,...
Corn Pest Decline May Save Farmers Money
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according...
Disease Found on Common Wild Grass Affects Barley
Scientists from Rothamsted Research have shed light on the role of wild grasses as a source of fungal pathogens able to initiate leaf...
A New Look at Where Our Food Dollars Go
The ERS marketing bill has been a popular statistical series for food market observers interested in knowing the costs of getting food...
Questions to Consider Before Buying Farmland
Strong commodity prices have generated positive profit margins for most producers. A well-researched financial plan will guard against...
Early Identification of Palmer Amaranth Essential in Reducing Losses
Is it waterhemp or Palmer amaranth? Though identification can be difficult, University of Illinois associate professor of weed science...
Study Predicts Rising Irrigation Costs, Reduced Yields for US Corn
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to...
Risk-averse Behaviour May Improve Farmland Biodiversity
Agricultural intensification has reduced farmland biodiversity, especially through degradation of habitats. ...
New Method for Evaluating Threats to Soil Biodiversity
There is a lack of baseline data regarding soil biodiversity, which means that it is almost impossible to determine what impact pressures...
Improving 'Crop Per Drop' Could Boost Global Food Security, Water Sustainability
Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve...
Assessing Risk Level of Leaf Spot Diseases in Wheat
Leaf spot diseases can decrease wheat yield by up to 20 per cent or more, as well as diminish kernel weight, and in some cases reduce...
 
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