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New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley
AUSTRALIA - New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance...
Climate Change, Air Pollution Combine to Curb Food Supplies
Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, but effects will vary by region....
Canola Genome Sequence Reveals Evolutionary 'Love Triangle'
An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica...
Cover Crops Make Stover More Sustainable, Profitable
Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at...
Which Seeds to Sow for Bees?
Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study...
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...
Australian Soil Carbon Map Sets Baseline for Future Gains
A new CSIRO-developed map of Australia's stored soil carbon provides an important benchmark against which Australia can track future...
Findings Advance Iron-rich, Cadmium-free Crops
With news reports of toxic, cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a protein that transports metals in certain plants...
Innovation in Rural Areas Improve Agriculture, Health Care
The current special issue of "Technology and Innovation" is devoted to articles on both innovations in rural regions and general articles...
Food Waste: Questions About Amount, Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place...
Famine Fear Won't Change Minds on GM Crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks:...
Droughts Could Lower Midwest Corn Yields 15 to 30 Per Cent
Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the US Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next...
Food Security Increased by New Scientific Model in Ag Production
Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to...
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