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Target Crop Not Soil to Reduce Fertiliser Use
‘Feed the crop not the soil’ is the message of a new review into sustainable phosphorus use. Currently, phosphorus fertiliser...
Global Invasion of Crop Pests Coming
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current...
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...
Soils Improved with Composts Offer Tree Growth Benefits
Adding compost to compacted urban soils can provide a lasting effect that aids tree growth, new research indicates. Urban soils improved...
Reducing Water Scarcity Possible by 2050
Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global...
Tiny Wasps Used to Biologically Control Crop Pests
Using specialized digital photography methods, Agricultural Research Service scientists and their collaborators are producing high-resolution...
How to Reduce Fertilizer Needs by Accounting for Soil Microbes
Farmers face a balancing act when deciding how much fertiliser to apply. Applying too much wastes money and adds to nutrient runoff...
Compressed Air and Grit to Shred Small Annual Weeds
It can take real grit to control tenacious weeds. Although determination is an important attribute in farmers, Agricultural Research...
Identifying Stink Bug Attractant Helps Decipher Solutions
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) uses to...
Planting For Hope Uganda Reaps Benefits of Good Harvest
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Nematodes Can Be Used as Biopesticides
US - Beneficial nematodes are small roundworms that can be used as environmentally friendly biopesticides. Agricultural Research Service...
Pesticide Methoxychlor Linked to Three Generations of Disease
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease,...
Switchgrass for Ethanol, Bioenergy Production
US - Switchgrass was originally valued as a forage crop, but its more recent claim to fame has been as a potential feedstock for bioenergy...
Water, Sunlight the Formula for Sustainable Fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way...
Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability
One of the key challenges of the 21st century is developing ways of producing sufficient amounts of food while protecting both environmental...
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