Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ... - Read More
Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More
Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides Adapting different eco friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming Scientists in Northern Italy ... - Read More
Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never seen before details of plant cell walls according to a study published September 10 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University ... - Read More
Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More
The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that while seldom considered in climate models has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures according to a new Yale study Writing ... - Read More
In one year India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living ... - Read More
Many of the world's most important crop producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue according to a new study led by the University of ... - Read More
An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad Developed by a consortium led by ... - Read More
Released 16 Jul 2014 4 20 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Natural ProductsJul 17 2014 Anyone who ... - Read More
suggests that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees A summary of the research led by Frank Bosmans Ph D an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns ... - Read More
Growing plants in a microscope is helping scientists to view roots developing in 3D and in real time With the growth conditions under our control we can explore how roots respond to different environmental conditions ... - Read More
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by as much as one fifth research shows In the first study of its kind scientists have calculated ... - Read More
The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass a sustainable carbon neutral route to American energy independence has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process New research from the University ... - Read More
Led by Marius Gilbert Interfaculty School of Bioengineering Université libre de Bruxelles and Tim Robinson ILRI Kenya an international researcher team established new global maps of livestock distribution This study should help to measure the ... - Read More
Setting strong standards for climate changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick damage forests crops and lakes and harm fish and ... - Read More
The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking ... - Read More
Released 5 19 2014 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations American Society for MicrobiologyBy Karen ... - Read More
on blowing dust emissions The Columbia Plateau of the Inland Pacific Northwest experiences significant windblown dust from excessively tilled agricultural lands Brenton Sharratt and William Schillinger found that adding camelina or safflower crops into a ... - Read More
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