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Making Money from Lignin: How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old...
Dangerous Nitrogen Pollution Could Be Halved
Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this....
Synthetic Biology Approach Improves Photosynthesis
Assembling a compartment inside chloroplasts of flowering plants has the potential to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis....
Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth
Planting progress may have been slowed by the recent precipitation, but weed emergence continues despite wet field conditions....
Is History to Blame for Slow Crop Taming?
It's been about 10,000 years since our ancestors began farming, but crop domestication has taken much longer than expected – a delay...
What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Agriculture?
The Agriculture Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on February 7, 2014 said Roman Keeney, Associate...
US Farmers Respond to Changing Crop Demands
US farmers have been adjusting to some dramatic changes in the past eight years, said Chris Hurt, Professor at Purdue University....
Nitrogen Pollution, Climate, Land Use: Why What We Eat Matters
A new report quantifies for the first time how much our food choices affect pollutant nitrogen emissions, climate change and land-use...
Plant Growth Hormones Measured to Prepare for Climate Change
Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. ...
Dissecting a Potato Pathogen’s Hiding Place
Researchers are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of managing zebra chip disease and the insect that can...
Control of the Global Banana Trade Is Changing
Despite the continued importance of multinational companies in the global trade of bananas, their involvement in banana production...
Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors
Inexpensive wireless sensors with 99 per cent accuracy expected to have applications fighting insect-borne dieseases, such as malaria,...
Fire, Drought May Push Amazonian Forests Beyond Tipping Point
Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires. ...
Significant Baseline Levels of Arsenic Found in Ohio Soils are Due to Natural Processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a study published...
Focus this Spring on Short-Term Fertility, Quick Start
Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make...
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