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Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is Good Insurance Policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination,...
Corn Pest Decline May Save Farmers Money
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according...
Disease Found on Common Wild Grass Affects Barley
Scientists from Rothamsted Research have shed light on the role of wild grasses as a source of fungal pathogens able to initiate leaf...
A New Look at Where Our Food Dollars Go
The ERS marketing bill has been a popular statistical series for food market observers interested in knowing the costs of getting food...
Questions to Consider Before Buying Farmland
Strong commodity prices have generated positive profit margins for most producers. A well-researched financial plan will guard against...
Early Identification of Palmer Amaranth Essential in Reducing Losses
Is it waterhemp or Palmer amaranth? Though identification can be difficult, University of Illinois associate professor of weed science...
Study Predicts Rising Irrigation Costs, Reduced Yields for US Corn
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to...
Risk-averse Behaviour May Improve Farmland Biodiversity
Agricultural intensification has reduced farmland biodiversity, especially through degradation of habitats. ...
Improving 'Crop Per Drop' Could Boost Global Food Security, Water Sustainability
Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve...
New Method for Evaluating Threats to Soil Biodiversity
There is a lack of baseline data regarding soil biodiversity, which means that it is almost impossible to determine what impact pressures...
Assessing Risk Level of Leaf Spot Diseases in Wheat
Leaf spot diseases can decrease wheat yield by up to 20 per cent or more, as well as diminish kernel weight, and in some cases reduce...
Unkempt Land Could Benefit Farmers
Parts of the farm landscape that are overgrown are more important in supporting wildlife than they first appear, according to new research...
Equitable, Efficient Use of Water is Key to Sustainable Population Growth
The world’s population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. ...
Determining How Much Nitrogen Is Present
With a still fresh memory of the drought conditions during last year, recent rains have reduced concerns over water availability for...
Plants Use Underground Networks to Warn of Enemy Attack
Scientists from Rothamsted Research in collaboration with other UK scientists have discovered that plants use underground fungal networks...
 
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