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20 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil gives visibility to rural women contributing to food production
A campaign to give visibility to rural women - women of all regions, colors and ethnicities, who live and work in a context of social and economic difficulties in Latin America and the Caribbean...
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin University and Wide Open Agriculture to commercialize lupin technology
The new agreement allows Curtin and Wide Open Agriculture to work together to develop and commercialise the new technology, which aims to unlock the functionality of proteins found in the lupin...
12 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Crops sown in a uniform spatial pattern produce higher yields and reduce environmental impact
Higher yields and fewer weeds are possible if farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, according to University of Copenhagen researchers. More precise sowing...
09 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Switzerland How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?
The "PaNDiv" experiment, established by researchers of the University of Bern on a 3000 m2 field site, is the largest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in Switzerland and aims to...
07 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods. ...
05 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Research into resistances in wild potatoes for new disease-free potato varieties
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will investigate wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato diseases and pests. ...
01 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin research finds soil carbon key to combatting climate change
Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change....
25 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
13 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Reviving the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea
If you had an espresso coffee this morning, it’s likely that some of the beans in your brew came from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia is the third largest importer of PNG coffee after the...
12 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
06 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates
In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international...
05 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada Helping Alberta’s farmers stay competitive
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities....
Crop Industry News from Australia Going with the grain to combat diabetes
Curtin researcher, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, has discovered that a grain used mainly in animal feed in Australia contains properties which not only provide nutritional benefits to humans,...
04 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers benefit from conducting their own ag research
Farmers across Western Australia will have the opportunity to harness their natural curiosity and lead their own on-farm experiments as part of a new big data approach to agriculture research...
03 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United States CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops
Scientists at University of California-Davis have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. ...
02 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish soy and palm oil imports account for 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year
A new report released by University of Copenhagen researchers indicates that Danish soybean and palm oil imports account for seven million tons of CO2 emissions annually. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Getting to the root of the problem
As food security becomes an acute global problem due to factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change, research into development of disease resistant crops is paramount....
29 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New planting guidelines could boost edamame profits
Edamame may be a niche crop in the United States, but growers and processors still need the best possible information to make sound management decisions....
28 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Study on Fruit Flies Could Lead to New Pesticide Approaches
A group of researchers in Mexico observed sexual differences in some body parts of the Mexican fruit fly that may play a role in regurgitation, which they report in a recent study the authors...
27 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi—providing them with wider...
Crop Industry News from Ukraine Penn State scientist visits Ukraine to learn more about their fertile soil
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape....
21 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States US Peanut Growers, Shellers, Buying Points Establish New National Organization
Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have joined together to form the U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF). ...
Crop Industry News from United States New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Rwanda Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
Crop Industry News from Global New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
24 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New findings share how prescribed fire, no-till impact soil microbes
In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the...
22 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Rotate corn for better soil health
Soil microbes are living, working barometers of soil health, writes Lauren Quinn, Media and Communications Specialist at University of Illinois. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Planted Non-Bt Corn? Plan to Scout for European Corn Borer
Farmers have enjoyed the benefits of Bt corn since its introduction in 1996, particularly “in the bag” transgenic protection from insect pests and the yield loss they inflict, writes Ashley...
 
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