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Insecticides Foster 'Toxic' Slugs, Reduce Crop Yields
Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations,...
Can Organic Crops Compete with Industrial Agriculture?
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture...
Protecting the Rainforest Through Agriculture and Forestry
Study investigates land use concepts in tropical mountain forests...
Can Stress Management Help Save Honeybees?
Honeybee populations are clearly under stress from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors but it's been...
Wild food is Important Ecosystem Service, Study Argues
Wild plants and animals consumed as food provide an important ecosystem service that deserves more policy attention, claims a recent...
Boosts in Productivity of Corn Modifies Northern Hemisphere Carbon Dioxide Cycle
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again...
Crops Play Major Role in Annual CO2 Cycle Increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy...
Software to Improve Sugar Beet Production
Neiker-Tecnalia in coordination with the consulting firms HAZI Fundazioa (rural, shoreline and food development) and IK Ingeniería...
Prehistoric Farming on the 'Roof of the World'
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be...
New Framework Identifies High Nature Value Farmland
With over half of Europe’s species dependent on agricultural habitats, protecting ‘high nature value’ farmland is vital to biodiversity...
Mediterranean Land Degradation Threatens Food Security
Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent...
Can New Biopesticides Protect Crops Without Harming Honeybees?
A potential new biopesticide, made of spider venom and snowdrop proteins, kills agricultural pests but shows minimal toxicity to...
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...
Using Wheat as an Energy Source for Beef Cattle
Wheat, along with corn and barley, is one of the three major feed grains used in North America....
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...
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