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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...
Research Diary: Plant Clinics in Uganda
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. University of Warwick PhD student Andrew Tock...
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...
Myths and Facts about Residue Breakdown
Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil by preventing soil erosion during rain events or high winds. Also,...
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,...
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as...
Genetic Mapping of Rust-Resistance Genes in Sunflower
US - Rust is a serious fungal disease of sunflowers around the world. The disease can significantly reduce sunflower yields and has...
Causes of California Drought Linked to Climate Change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused...
Farmland Biodiversity Monitoring Costs Estimated
Monitoring biodiversity on farms is vital for conservation policies but how much does it cost?...
Researchers Uncover Structure of Enzyme that Makes Plant Cellulose
Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking...
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...
Can Sound Vibrations Reduce Pesticide Use, Boost Harvests?
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are...
Plant Variants Point to Improved Biofuel Production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists...
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