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Sorghum seems promising as a forage crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize, based on evidence from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
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....
Palm trees most abundant in tropical forests in the Americas
Palm trees are more than five times more numerous in tropical forests in the Americas than in comparable Asian and African forests,...
Change in snowmelt threatens water supply for irrigation
Agricultural scientists from the University of Göttingen study the effects of climate change on irrigation water supply worldwide....
Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium
Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are...
Local food crops can feed less than one third of the world's population
In discussions about sustainability of food production and consumption, it is often suggested that the proportion of locally produced...
Can Africa feed itself?
In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will scarcely be able to grow enough...
Use of agricultural resources and residues puts environmental balance in deficit
Researcher does material flow accounting and warns of high consumption of non-renewable resources that cause damage, such as nitrogen...
Sorghum seems promising as a fodder crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize. This is evident from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profit
In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans...
Dutch sorghum: lacking nutritional value and less residual nitrogen
Most sorghum varieties had lower dry matter and higher protein yields with lower digestion coefficients of the organic matter (Vcos)...
Illinois study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome
Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois...
Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium
Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are...

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