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Warm springs increase risk of severe summer droughts
Warm and sunny springs can create conditions that pave the way for severe summer droughts, a new study has shown....
Boost soybean yields by adapting photosynthesis to fleeting shadows
Komorebi is a Japanese word that describes how light filters through leaves—creating shifting, dappled “sunflecks” that illustrate...
Combating climate crisis: Plantations bind CO2 and bring rain to the desert
Large-scale plantations in desert regions offer several advantages. Firstly, plants bind carbon dioxide and thus help to store carbon....
Irrigated crops underestimation risks water shortages
The area of agricultural land that will require irrigation in future could be up to four times larger than currently estimated, a new...
Psychologists target root cause of soil erosion
Land degradation is a major environmental challenge that costs 17% of global GDP and undermines economic development in many regions...
Wild plants as climate change-resistant crops
Together with colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, researchers from Aarhus University will make new crops out of wild plants....
Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate
A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is...
New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use
The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management...
Turned-down temperatures boost crops’ penchant for production
Drought and heat put stress on plants and reduce grain yield. For some farmers, irrigation is the answer. Many of us assume the practice...
Unlocking Secrets of Teff, Ethiopia's Superfood
Ethiopia's native staple food grain teff is at risk, with 80% of production to be hit by higher temperatures soon if not protected....
Rescuing Farmland After a Flood
When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort...
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...
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...
Research Diary: Plant Clinics in Uganda
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. University of Warwick PhD student Andrew Tock...
Crop Rotation Key For Corn Results
Increasing maize planting density can lift dry matter yield without damaging quality, but only if crop rotation and moisture are right,...
 
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