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Payback Soil Carbon from Pasture Conversion to Sugarcane Droduction
The reduction of soil carbon stock caused by the conversion of pasture areas into sugarcane plantations – a very common change in...
Old Ways Help Modern Maize Defend Itself
Many modern crops have high productivity, but have lost their ability to produce certain defence chemicals, making them vulnerable...
Boron Tolerance Discovery for Higher Wheat Yields
Australian scientists have identified the genes in wheat that control tolerance to a significant yield-limiting soil condition found...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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