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Urban Expansion Can Reduce Food Security
Urbanising arable land can have serious economic consequences as a result of the reduction in food production and loss of ecosystem...
Utilizing Food Waste to Feed a Growing, 'Nutritionally Insecure' World
This article looks at ways to utilise food waste to feed a growing, 'nutritionally insecure' world....
Rice Study May Improve Productivity
Transnational rice study on photosynthesis could improve international food security, according to a study carried out at the Institute...
Size, Age of Plants Impact Productivity More than Climate
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, University of Arizona researchers...
A New Measure of Biodiversity
Phylogenetic analysis gives a much more complex and complete picture of the diversity of Australia's national plant. A new approach...
Tracking Gene Activity When Honey Bees Do and Don't Eat Honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come...
How Can Existing Cropland Feed Billions More?
Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect...
Water, Water - Not Everywhere: Mapping Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Achieving High Wheat-protein Levels Using Late Nitrogen Applications
Growers in northern region farming systems must be cautious when trying to achieve high wheat-protein levels using late nitrogen applications...
Planting For Hope Midsummer Update: New Piglets Arrive, Plenty of Rain
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Simplifying the Process to Purify Water Using Seed Extracts
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing...
Queen Bumblebees Travel far from Birthplace before Setting Up Home
Scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding...
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...
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