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Growing quinoa in Europe
In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free,...
The vast majority of Danish soya imports threaten rainforests
A new report from the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that conventionally grown soya accounts for 71% of Danish soya imports....
Cassava breeding hasn’t improved photosynthesis or yield potential
Cassava is a staple in the diet of more than one billion people across 105 countries, yet this “orphaned crop” has received little...
Crops Can do their Own Weed Control
In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment....
Toxins in Nectar and Pollen Poison Insects, Affect their Memory
Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have...
New Framework Identifies High Nature Value Farmland
With over half of Europe’s species dependent on agricultural habitats, protecting ‘high nature value’ farmland is vital to biodiversity...
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...
Using Wheat as an Energy Source for Beef Cattle
Wheat, along with corn and barley, is one of the three major feed grains used in North America....
93 Per Cent of Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture Developments Involve Inhabited Land
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found...
Restoring Wetlands Can Lessen Soil Sinkage
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's...
Communicating Biodiversity to Farmers
Two metrics for informing farmers about the biodiversity on their land are presented in a recent Swiss study: average species richness...
A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools
As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations,...
Black Sea Region Agriculture: How Vulnerable to Climate Change?
The impacts of climate change in the Black Sea region are likely to affect agriculture in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Bulgaria...
Global Food Trade May Not Meet Future Demand
As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may...
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...
 
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