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How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain...
Spinach Leads to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert...
Mapping Water Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only four per cent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop...
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...
Ohio State Dives Deep into Water Issues
A river runs through the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ campus in Columbus, and it both serves and...
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...
Size, Age of Plants Impact Productivity More than Climate
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, University of Arizona researchers...
A New Measure of Biodiversity
Phylogenetic analysis gives a much more complex and complete picture of the diversity of Australia's national plant. A new approach...
Tracking Gene Activity When Honey Bees Do and Don't Eat Honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come...
How Can Existing Cropland Feed Billions More?
Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect...
Water, Water - Not Everywhere: Mapping Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Achieving High Wheat-protein Levels Using Late Nitrogen Applications
Growers in northern region farming systems must be cautious when trying to achieve high wheat-protein levels using late nitrogen applications...
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