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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...
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...
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...
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....
Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profit
In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans...
Soil life thrives between oil palm fronds
Research led by University of Göttingen finds high levels of activity in suspended soils...
Innovation by ancient farmers adds to biodiversity of the Amazon, study shows
Innovation by ancient farmers to improve soil fertility continues to have an impact on the biodiversity of the Amazon, a major new...
Genes controlling mycorrhizal colonization discovered in soybean
Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In exchange for a bit of sugar, the fungus...
Multi-year trial of corn and crop rotation from drone's view
Since 2009 a trial has been held in Lelystad in which different crop rotation and tillage systems are compared. This year, drone recordings...
Illinois study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome
Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois...
Communicating Biodiversity to Farmers
Two metrics for informing farmers about the biodiversity on their land are presented in a recent Swiss study: average species richness...
Farmland Biodiversity Monitoring Costs Estimated
Monitoring biodiversity on farms is vital for conservation policies but how much does it cost?...
Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability
One of the key challenges of the 21st century is developing ways of producing sufficient amounts of food while protecting both environmental...
A New Measure of Biodiversity
Phylogenetic analysis gives a much more complex and complete picture of the diversity of Australia's national plant. A new approach...
Tracking Gene Activity When Honey Bees Do and Don't Eat Honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come...
 
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