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Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability
One of the key challenges of the 21st century is developing ways of producing sufficient amounts of food while protecting both environmental...
Railway Embankments as New Habitat for Pollinators
Great effort has been applied to the development of protection plans in order to sustain the current level of ecosystem services provided...
Worker Bees 'Know' When to Invest in Reproductive Future
When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building...
New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley
AUSTRALIA - New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance...
Climate Change, Air Pollution Combine to Curb Food Supplies
Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, but effects will vary by region....
Canola Genome Sequence Reveals Evolutionary 'Love Triangle'
An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica...
Genomic Prediction: Statistically Predicts Value of Plant Trait
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important...
Cover Crops Make Stover More Sustainable, Profitable
Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at...
Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as...
How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain...
Spinach Leads to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert...
Mapping Water Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only four per cent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop...
Which Seeds to Sow for Bees?
Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study...
Ohio State Dives Deep into Water Issues
A river runs through the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ campus in Columbus, and it both serves and...
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