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Crops Play Major Role in Annual CO2 Cycle Increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy...
Software to Improve Sugar Beet Production
Neiker-Tecnalia in coordination with the consulting firms HAZI Fundazioa (rural, shoreline and food development) and IK Ingeniería...
Prehistoric Farming on the 'Roof of the World'
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be...
New Framework Identifies High Nature Value Farmland
With over half of Europe’s species dependent on agricultural habitats, protecting ‘high nature value’ farmland is vital to biodiversity...
Mediterranean Land Degradation Threatens Food Security
Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent...
Can New Biopesticides Protect Crops Without Harming Honeybees?
A potential new biopesticide, made of spider venom and snowdrop proteins, kills agricultural pests but shows minimal toxicity to...
Maize Analysis Yields New World of Genetic Science
A groundbreaking paper from a team of Florida State University biologists could lead to a better understanding of how plants could...
Using Wheat as an Energy Source for Beef Cattle
Wheat, along with corn and barley, is one of the three major feed grains used in North America....
Water Demand for Crops May Rise in Northern Germany Under Warmer Climate
By 2070, there may be insufficient water for irrigation to ensure yields and profitability for some crops currently grown in northern...
Restoring Wetlands Can Lessen Soil Sinkage
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's...
93 Per Cent of Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture Developments Involve Inhabited Land
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found...
Research Diary: Plant Clinics in Uganda
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. University of Warwick PhD student Andrew Tock...
Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called...
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...
Myths and Facts about Residue Breakdown
Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil by preventing soil erosion during rain events or high winds. Also,...
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