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Pesticide Methoxychlor Linked to Three Generations of Disease
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease,...
Nematodes Can Be Used as Biopesticides
US - Beneficial nematodes are small roundworms that can be used as environmentally friendly biopesticides. Agricultural Research Service...
Water, Sunlight the Formula for Sustainable Fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way...
Switchgrass for Ethanol, Bioenergy Production
US - Switchgrass was originally valued as a forage crop, but its more recent claim to fame has been as a potential feedstock for bioenergy...
Canola and Bees - a Sweet Relationship
Canola is the main crop for honey production in Western Canada. Wherever you find canola, you’ll find honeybees, according to the...
Oilseed Rape Genome Sequenced
An International consortium of more than 30 research institutes, coordinated by scientists at INRA and CEA-Genoscope and associating...
Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability
One of the key challenges of the 21st century is developing ways of producing sufficient amounts of food while protecting both environmental...
Railway Embankments as New Habitat for Pollinators
Great effort has been applied to the development of protection plans in order to sustain the current level of ecosystem services provided...
Worker Bees 'Know' When to Invest in Reproductive Future
When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building...
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...
Genomic Prediction: Statistically Predicts Value of Plant Trait
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important...
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...
Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as...
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