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Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields in Africa
Exploiting quirks in plant reproduction could boost yields in two staple crops, sorghum and cowpea, for crop farming communities in...
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...
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...
Breeding Better Beer
Brewing-enthusiast Dr Chris Ridout had little idea when he applied for a BBSRC public engagement grant in 2001 that it might lead him...
Delayed US Crop Harvest Increases Highway Dangers
The delayed harvest of grain crops this year has put farm equipment operators and motorists at risk as they attempt to share the roadways...
Hail Storms Ruin Crops at Planting For Hope: November Newsletter
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Small Changes in Field Practices Can Make Food Safer
Researchers from Cornell University have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce...
Planting For Hope: Empowering Rural Communities through Farming
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Challenges of Feeding Seven Billion and Beyond - Food Production Strategies
This is the first in a series of articles to review some of the current information gathered by scientists and stimulate an unbiased...
Climate Forecasts Shown to Warn of Crop Failures
Climate data can help predict some crop failures several months before harvest, according to a new study from an international team,...
Harmful Levels of Fungal Spores Released by Crop Harvesting
Danish researchers have recently revealed that crop harvesting can release high levels of Alternaria fungal spores, affecting air quality...
Malawi's Bountiful Harvests, Healthier Children
Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have...
2012 Drought: Yield Loss, Revenue Loss, Harvest Price Option
Despite the reduction in yield caused by the drought, per acre revenue is higher in August than in February for the average US acre...
Implications of Early Corn Harvest for Feed, Residual Use Estimates
US corn plantings this spring were ahead of a typical pace, suggesting that prospects may be good for an early harvest of the 2012...
Ozone Kills Insects in Grain
Insects affecting cereals, maize, rice and other dry plant products can be controlled with ozone, writes Janne Hansen of AARHUS University....
 
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