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Category: Biodiversity



More diversity needed in oil palm plantations
Scientists from the University of Göttingen call for meaningful support for smallholder farmers in Indonesia...
Breeding promotes sustainable wheat production
Wheat is the most widely cultivated crop in the world. The high yields produced in intensive European wheat cultivation are crucial to global food security. ...
Setting Goals, Adding Diversity Are Key For Intercropping
There is a lot of buzz in beef and forage production systems around the concepts of sustainability and soil health and the numerous different production practices that can support those ideas. ...
Over 70% of essential crop wild relative species in urgent need of collection, says new research
A first of its kind global mapping project reveals gaps in wild crop genetic diversity for agriculture to adapt to future climate change. ...
Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profit
In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans and freezer bags – is falling so far below its potential. Yet, that’s what a new study in PLOS One clearly demonstrates....
Soil life thrives between oil palm fronds
Research led by University of Göttingen finds high levels of activity in suspended soils...



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