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Growing Camelina and Safflower in the Pacific Northwest
A recent study published in Agronomy Journal provides information important to farmers growing oilseed crops. In the study, camelina...
Examining Corn Nutrient Uptake for Maximum Yield
Biotechnology, breeding, and agronomic advancements have propelled corn yields to new highs with little guidance as to how to fertilize...
Plant Growth Hormones Measured to Prepare for Climate Change
Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. ...
Control of the Global Banana Trade Is Changing
Despite the continued importance of multinational companies in the global trade of bananas, their involvement in banana production...
Dissecting a Potato Pathogen’s Hiding Place
Researchers are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of managing zebra chip disease and the insect that can...
Corn Dwarfed by Temperature Dip Suitable for Growing in Caves, Mines
Lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn without affecting its seed yield, a Purdue study shows, a technique...
Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors
Inexpensive wireless sensors with 99 per cent accuracy expected to have applications fighting insect-borne dieseases, such as malaria,...
Fire, Drought May Push Amazonian Forests Beyond Tipping Point
Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires. ...
Significant Baseline Levels of Arsenic Found in Ohio Soils are Due to Natural Processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a study published...
East African Honeybees are Safe from Invasive Pests - for Now
Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but...
Focus this Spring on Short-Term Fertility, Quick Start
Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make...
Top 12 Ways to Eliminate Agriculture's Climate Footprint
Annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 per cent by 2030 — the equivalent of removing...
Water Users Reduce Risk of Spreading Invasive Species
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according...
Researchers Question Published No-till Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Rates
For the past 20 years, researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Many of the research findings have suggested...
Brazilian Policy Could Cut Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Brazil may be able to curb up to 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation by encouraging the intensification of its...
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