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Wild plants as climate change-resistant crops
Together with colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, researchers from Aarhus University will make new crops out of wild plants....
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....
Coffee, cocoa and vanilla: an opportunity for more trees in tropical agricultural landscapes
The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and is also a driver of land-use change...
Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium
Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are...
Earliest spread of millet agriculture outside China linked to herding livestock
5000 years before the modern rise of millet as a popular grain, this Chinese crop was spread far and wide by ancient food aficionados,...
Sustainable palm oil? How environmental protection and poverty reduction can be reconciled
Palm oil is often associated with tropical deforestation above all else. However, this is only one side of the story, as agricultural...
Local food crops can feed less than one third of the world's population
In discussions about sustainability of food production and consumption, it is often suggested that the proportion of locally produced...
Can Africa feed itself?
In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will scarcely be able to grow enough...
Plant diseases: Tracking down molecular mechanisms
DFG approves interdisciplinary research group "Communication in host plant-microbe interaction through exRNA" with core at Justus Liebig...
Use of agricultural resources and residues puts environmental balance in deficit
Researcher does material flow accounting and warns of high consumption of non-renewable resources that cause damage, such as nitrogen...
The vast majority of Danish soya imports threaten rainforests
A new report from the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that conventionally grown soya accounts for 71% of Danish soya imports....
Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields in Africa
Exploiting quirks in plant reproduction could boost yields in two staple crops, sorghum and cowpea, for crop farming communities in...
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...
Plant roots grow toward soil fungi
Roots of plants not only release odors themselves, but also appear to react to odors that are secreted by beneficial and harmful fungi...
Photosynthesis varies greatly across rice cultivars — natural diversity could boost yields
Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other crop and serves as the main staple for 560 million chronically hungry...
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