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Biochar Quiets Microbes, Including Some Plant Pathogens
In the first study of its kind, Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment called...
First Step to Reduce Plant Need for Nitrogen Fertilizer Uncovered
Nitrogen fertilizer costs U.S. farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams,...
First Look at Sorghum Genome May Find New Food, Fuel Uses
Although sorghum lines underwent adaptation to be grown in temperate climates decades ago, a University of Illinois researcher said...
Report: Climate Change to Shift Kenya's Breadbasket
Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens...
Role for Protein Family Could Tell How Crop Traits are Modified
Pioneering new research from a team of Indiana University-Bloomington biologists has shown for the first time that a protein which...
Over 600 Million People at Risk of Higher Water Scarcity
Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5°C...
Challenges of Feeding Seven Billion and Beyond – Role of Scientific Innovations
This is the second in a series of articles to review some of the current information on challenges to feeding the nine billion world...
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...
Challenges to Feeding Seven Billion and Beyond – Role of Fertilizers
Commercial fertilizer accounts for 40-60 percent of cereal food production. Best management practices that utilize fertilizer more...
Groundwater Extraction for Agriculture Increases Salt Levels in Spanish Coastal Wetland
Around 20 per cent of all species found in a Spanish coastal wetland could be affected by increasingly salty water as seawater intrudes...
Malnutrition Fight Not Over, Golden Rice Research Continues
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)...
'Insect Soup' Holds DNA Key for Monitoring Biodiversity
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have shown that sequencing the DNA of crushed up creepy crawlies can accelerate the...
Many Factors Interacting Can Stress Honey Bee Populations
Commercial honey bees used to pollinate crops are exposed to a wide variety of agricultural chemicals, including common fungicides...
World Changing Technology Enables Crops to Take Nitrogen from the Air
A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen...
Climate Change Deprives Volta Basin of Water Needed to Boost Energy, Food Production
A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric...
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