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Researchers Uncover Structure of Enzyme that Makes Plant Cellulose
Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking...
Black Sea Region Agriculture: How Vulnerable to Climate Change?
The impacts of climate change in the Black Sea region are likely to affect agriculture in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Bulgaria...
Boosting Global Corn Yields Depends on Nutrient Balance
Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue...
Can Sound Vibrations Reduce Pesticide Use, Boost Harvests?
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are...
Plant Variants Point to Improved Biofuel Production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists...
Global Invasion of Crop Pests Coming
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current...
Target Crop Not Soil to Reduce Fertiliser Use
‘Feed the crop not the soil’ is the message of a new review into sustainable phosphorus use. Currently, phosphorus fertiliser...
Global Food Trade May Not Meet Future Demand
As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may...
Soils Improved with Composts Offer Tree Growth Benefits
Adding compost to compacted urban soils can provide a lasting effect that aids tree growth, new research indicates. Urban soils improved...
Reducing Water Scarcity Possible by 2050
Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global...
Tiny Wasps Used to Biologically Control Crop Pests
Using specialized digital photography methods, Agricultural Research Service scientists and their collaborators are producing high-resolution...
Compressed Air and Grit to Shred Small Annual Weeds
It can take real grit to control tenacious weeds. Although determination is an important attribute in farmers, Agricultural Research...
How to Reduce Fertilizer Needs by Accounting for Soil Microbes
Farmers face a balancing act when deciding how much fertiliser to apply. Applying too much wastes money and adds to nutrient runoff...
Identifying Stink Bug Attractant Helps Decipher Solutions
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) uses to...
Planting For Hope Uganda Reaps Benefits of Good Harvest
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
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