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Why is Bioenergy Important?
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be...
Breeding Better Beer
Brewing-enthusiast Dr Chris Ridout had little idea when he applied for a BBSRC public engagement grant in 2001 that it might lead him...
Insect's Mating Secrets Key to Protecting Australia's Farms
CSIRO scientists are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect our farms from one...
Australian Soil Carbon Map Sets Baseline for Future Gains
A new CSIRO-developed map of Australia's stored soil carbon provides an important benchmark against which Australia can track future...
New Mechanism Can Regulate Root Architecture
Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism by which plants can regulate root architecture, a discovery that could lead to better ways...
Findings Advance Iron-rich, Cadmium-free Crops
With news reports of toxic, cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a protein that transports metals in certain plants...
Innovation in Rural Areas Improve Agriculture, Health Care
The current special issue of "Technology and Innovation" is devoted to articles on both innovations in rural regions and general articles...
Plants Sense Water in Soil; Grow Roots in the Right Direction
The presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding that opens up new possibilities...
Could Spiders Be the Answer to Saving our Bees?
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees – despite being highly...
Food Waste: Questions About Amount, Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place...
Famine Fear Won't Change Minds on GM Crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks:...
The Changing Picture of Corn Ethanol Profitability
Based on our economic model of a typical northern Iowa ethanol plant, the ethanol supply chain has continued to be profitable although...
Contributing Practices for On-Farm Management of Agrobiodiversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity ([CBD] 1992) breaks down conservation into ex situ and in situ conservation....
Droughts Could Lower Midwest Corn Yields 15 to 30 Per Cent
Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the US Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next...
NASA Goddard to Bring Satellite Data to African Agriculture
From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the...
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