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Genes controlling mycorrhizal colonization discovered in soybean
Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In exchange for a bit of sugar, the fungus...
Chinese tariff rate quota policy severely impacted U.S. wheat exports, study shows
The U.S. and China recently agreed to a phase one trade deal that aims to resolve the current trade war between the two countries....
Multi-year trial of corn and crop rotation from drone's view
Since 2009 a trial has been held in Lelystad in which different crop rotation and tillage systems are compared. This year, drone recordings...
Illinois study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome
Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois...
From northern billabongs – a new future for rice
Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland...
Against the grain: soil constraints holding back Australian wheat
A model developed by researchers at The University of Queensland could address soil problems that cost Australia’s wheat producers...
Robust and biodiverse silage maize cultivation
Snijmais plays a prominent role in the Dutch landscape, the crop is grown on more than 200,000 hectares. ...
Scientists track the invasion of herbicide-resistant weed into Canada
A team including scientists from the University of Illinois has identified the ways in which glyphosate-resistant waterhemp has emerged...
Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate
A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is...
Climate-smart agricultural practices increase maize yield in Malawi
Climate change creates extreme weather patterns that are especially challenging for people in developing countries and can severely...
Study: Multiscale crop modeling effort required to assess climate change adaptation
Crop modeling is essential for understanding how to secure the food supply as the planet adapts to climate change. ...
Developing the food trend of the future: Sugar seaweed
Fresh, crispy and with a taste note of nuts. This is how the new superfood tastes, the food industry is opening its eyes to. But if...
Research Shows Nanoplastics Accumulating in Land-based Plant Tissues
As concern grows among environmentalists and consumers about micro- and nanoplastics in the oceans and in seafood, they are increasingly...
Exeter joins new European initiative to turn wastewater into valuable resource
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater...
Brains + grains = gains: a novel decision-making tool for farmers
Curtin researchers have designed a novel tool for farmers that’s helping simplify the highly complex economics of grain harvesting...
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