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Grain crops with lower carotene levels are less affected by parasitic plants
Grain crops that produce less carotene can produce more food, especially in Africa, as they are less affected by parasitic plants....
Sorghum seems promising as a fodder crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize. This is evident from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
New 3D model predicts best planting practices for farmers
As farmers survey their fields this summer, several questions come to mind: How many plants germinated per acre? ...
Cowpea protected from a devastating pest, free for smallholder African farmers
Across Africa, armies of hungry caterpillars destroy the flowers and pods of cowpeas; casualties can reach 80 percent of this staple...
Cassava breeding hasn’t improved photosynthesis or yield potential
Cassava is a staple in the diet of more than one billion people across 105 countries, yet this “orphaned crop” has received little...
Scientists find ways to improve cassava, a ‘crop of inequality’ featured at Goalkeepers
Today, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of emerging leaders focused on fighting global inequality came...
Scientists take a step closer to heat-tolerant wheat
Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat. ...
How can Midwest agriculture help minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone?
A revolution in Midwestern agriculture has to happen to minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone, according to the University of...
Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profit
In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans...
Illinois study proposes circular phosphorus economy for Midwest
Additionally, some of the phosphorus applied to agricultural fields is lost through erosion, carried away with soil particles into...
Soil life thrives between oil palm fronds
Research led by University of Göttingen finds high levels of activity in suspended soils...
Innovation by ancient farmers adds to biodiversity of the Amazon, study shows
Innovation by ancient farmers to improve soil fertility continues to have an impact on the biodiversity of the Amazon, a major new...
Soybean Innovation Lab is connecting people around the globe with new, free online course
The Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) recently launched Africa’s first free, open-access, certificate-based online course in integrated...
Dutch sorghum: lacking nutritional value and less residual nitrogen
Most sorghum varieties had lower dry matter and higher protein yields with lower digestion coefficients of the organic matter (Vcos)...
How to reduce the risk of bacterial diseases in greenhouse horticulture
While plant pathogenic bacteria are small, they can cause major problems in the greenhouse cultivation of vegetables and ornamental...
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