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Category: Corn / Maize



Bioplastics in the sustainability dilemma
Scientists at the University of Bonn investigate the factors affecting the global land use impacts and CO2 emissions of plant-based plastics....
Climate change affects soil health
Researchers at the universities of Kassel and Bonn show that soil pathogens spread after heat and drought stress...
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 and freezer bags – is falling so far below its potential. Yet, that’s what a new study in PLOS One clearly demonstrates....
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 will be made for the first time. The photo gives an overview of the field before the start of the 2020 growing...
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. ...
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 possible to create more flood-tolerant crops that can withstand flooding....



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