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30 November 2015
US Collaborates on Ag Research with Ireland, Northern Ireland
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the partnership with Ireland and Northern Ireland will allow the three countries to maximise investments in research intended to help solve...
05 November 2015
Honeybee Veterinary Medicine
GLOBAL - Honeybees are an essential part of farming and the wider ecosystem, but since the mid-1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered a dramatic decline through a combination of...
20 May 2015
Understanding the Evolution of Social Complexity in Bees
US - A new genomic study of 10 species of bees representing a spectrum of social living - from solitary bees to those in complex, highly social colonies - offers new insights into the genetic...
US Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15
US - Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
13 May 2015
Chemical Sign for Photosynthesis Allows Better Productivity Measurement
US - Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card in the form of a chemical signature from stable oxygen isotopes, researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have reported....
05 May 2015
Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
23 April 2015
Switch for Alternative Plant Photosynthesis Pathway Discovered
US - A switch has been identified for an alternative pathway of energy flow in photosynthesis, which helps to balance plant metabolic needs, according to new research....
British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
Upland Cotton Genome Sequenced to Aid Breeding
GLOBAL - A major international collaboration has cracked the genetic code of upland cotton, which accounts for more than 90 percent of cultivated cotton worldwide....
13 April 2015
Sorghum Silage Can Replace Corn Silage When Properly Managed
US - Sorghum silage can provide a useful alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum types have the same nutritional properties, according to two experts from the Agrilife programme at the...
Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
10 April 2015
US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Rice
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the rice sector, helping to improve food security....
09 April 2015
New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
08 April 2015
Climate Change Causing Losses for US Soybean Farmers
US - Changes in weather patterns have been eating into the profits made by soybean farmers, causing $11 billion worth of losses over the past 20 years, according to researchers from the University...
Soybean Planting Date and Varietal Maturity
US - Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early—late April to early May—comes the question of soybean maturity rating and whether early planting benefits fuller-...
07 April 2015
USDA Plantings Report Shows Soybeans Gaining Popularity
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings report indicates that farmers nationwide could be looking to soybeans as a financial safe haven in a difficult market, Purdue University...
02 April 2015
Peanut Snacks Could Help Artery Health
US - A meal containing peanuts had less detrimental effects on the body than a similar meal without peanuts, showed research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition....
01 April 2015
Soybean-based Air Freshener Tops in Purdue Student Contest
US - A team that created a soybean-based air freshener won the top prize in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University....
31 March 2015
UK-China Summit Gives Insight into Environmental Challenges
UK - Researchers from the UK and China met last month in Beijing to discuss ways that China can deal with environmental challenges and ensure food security....
27 March 2015
Agricultural Innovations Developed by New Funding
UK - £16 million is being invested in 25 projects aimed at developing innovative business ideas to support UK agriculture....
26 March 2015
Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
18 March 2015
Agricultural Insecticides Pose Global Risk to Surface Water
GLOBAL - Streams within approximately 40 per cent of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. ...
10 March 2015
New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production...
09 March 2015
How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
06 March 2015
Diverse UK Cereal Rust Populations Need Close Monitoring
UK - Studies of cereal pathogen populations in the UK have shown rusts are becoming increasingly diverse – affecting varieties in different, and often unpredictable, ways – and crops should...
03 March 2015
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
26 February 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
 
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