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16 November 2020
Crop Industry News from India Research promises water boost for farmers in India
University of Birmingham water experts have designed a low-energy, high-efficiency means of purifying water in India’s rural farming communities, which could allow farmers to safely use high-saline...
11 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Spain Sustainable farming practices trying to save Mediterranean soils
A team from the Diverfarming project has shown the efficacy of sustainable management of the soil in avoiding erosion and runoff, above all in intense rainfall events....
09 November 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Plant scientists study the interaction of heat stress responses in corn
Environmental extremes driven by climate change create stresses in crops, and plant breeders are attempting to untangle the genetic factors that endow plants with tolerance to stress. ...
05 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil should set new production record in the 2020/21 grain harvest
With 268.7 million tons, grain production should be 4.2% higher than the previous season...
04 November 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Corn productivity in real time: Satellites, field cameras, and farmers team up
University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. ...
02 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had...
Crop Industry News from Switzerland A new approach to improve biological control agents of agricultural pests
In a new study, researchers from the University of Bern developed an experimental approach that may be used to improve a wide range of organisms that rely on microbial symbionts to control insect...
28 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Traditional bamboo system in Korea earns place on global ag heritage sites list
Linked to a strong cultural identity, bamboo farmers have established traditional environment knowledge for optimum temperature, rainfall, wind direction, soil type and depth....
26 October 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Technology to screen for higher-yielding crop traits now more accessible
Like many industries, big data is driving innovations in agriculture. Scientists seek to analyze thousands of plants to pinpoint genetic tweaks that can boost crop production—historically,...
20 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil gives visibility to rural women contributing to food production
A campaign to give visibility to rural women - women of all regions, colors and ethnicities, who live and work in a context of social and economic difficulties in Latin America and the Caribbean...
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin University and Wide Open Agriculture to commercialize lupin technology
The new agreement allows Curtin and Wide Open Agriculture to work together to develop and commercialise the new technology, which aims to unlock the functionality of proteins found in the lupin...
12 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Crops sown in a uniform spatial pattern produce higher yields and reduce environmental impact
Higher yields and fewer weeds are possible if farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, according to University of Copenhagen researchers. More precise sowing...
09 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Switzerland How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?
The "PaNDiv" experiment, established by researchers of the University of Bern on a 3000 m2 field site, is the largest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in Switzerland and aims to...
07 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods. ...
05 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Research into resistances in wild potatoes for new disease-free potato varieties
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will investigate wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato diseases and pests. ...
01 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin research finds soil carbon key to combatting climate change
Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change....
25 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
13 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Reviving the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea
If you had an espresso coffee this morning, it’s likely that some of the beans in your brew came from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia is the third largest importer of PNG coffee after the...
12 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
06 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates
In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international...
05 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada Helping Alberta’s farmers stay competitive
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities....
Crop Industry News from Australia Going with the grain to combat diabetes
Curtin researcher, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, has discovered that a grain used mainly in animal feed in Australia contains properties which not only provide nutritional benefits to humans,...
04 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers benefit from conducting their own ag research
Farmers across Western Australia will have the opportunity to harness their natural curiosity and lead their own on-farm experiments as part of a new big data approach to agriculture research...
03 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United States CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops
Scientists at University of California-Davis have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. ...
02 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish soy and palm oil imports account for 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year
A new report released by University of Copenhagen researchers indicates that Danish soybean and palm oil imports account for seven million tons of CO2 emissions annually. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Getting to the root of the problem
As food security becomes an acute global problem due to factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change, research into development of disease resistant crops is paramount....
29 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New planting guidelines could boost edamame profits
Edamame may be a niche crop in the United States, but growers and processors still need the best possible information to make sound management decisions....
28 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Study on Fruit Flies Could Lead to New Pesticide Approaches
A group of researchers in Mexico observed sexual differences in some body parts of the Mexican fruit fly that may play a role in regurgitation, which they report in a recent study the authors...
 
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