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New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use
The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability....
Turned-down temperatures boost crops’ penchant for production
Drought and heat put stress on plants and reduce grain yield. For some farmers, irrigation is the answer. Many of us assume the practice boosts crop yields by delivering soil water, but it turns out irrigation’s cooling effect on crops is important...
Unlocking Secrets of Teff, Ethiopia's Superfood
Ethiopia's native staple food grain teff is at risk, with 80% of production to be hit by higher temperatures soon if not protected. For the first time, scientists have mapped thousands of the crop's varieties to fast-track efforts to save it...
Rescuing Farmland After a Flood
When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures....
Maize Analysis Yields New World of Genetic Science
A groundbreaking paper from a team of Florida State University biologists could lead to a better understanding of how plants could adapt to and survive environmental swings such as droughts or floods....
Water Demand for Crops May Rise in Northern Germany Under Warmer Climate
By 2070, there may be insufficient water for irrigation to ensure yields and profitability for some crops currently grown in northern Germany - if the IPCC´s worst case climate change scenario becomes a reality - new research warns. To reduce future...

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