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Rothamsted Research - strategic agricultural science

Rothamsted Research – strategic agricultural science

Rothamsted Research is a non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.
University of Guelph

School of Environmental Sciences – University of Guelph

The School of Environmental Sciences focuses on the integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental problems we face today.
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The value of plant science in Europe today

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) reveals its thoughts on the value of plant science and the many improvements it can generate in areas such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and environmental conservation.
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Peptides: Why advancing peptide science and technology should be a priority

Paula Gomes, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Senior Researcher in Bioorganic and Peptide Chemistry at the University of Porto, Portugal, explains why peptides are amongst the most promising molecules for the future.
agricultural issues

Agricultural issues: Protecting the United States from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases

The work of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the United States covers a wide range of agricultural issues, including protecting the U.S. from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases, as this article uncovers.
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Protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has a wide-ranging mission that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, as this article by Open Access Government Editor, Jonathan Miles uncovers.
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Advancing food and agricultural research in the U.S

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Services and National Institute of Food & Agriculture both play key roles in advancing food and agricultural research, effective resource management and economic opportunities for rural communities, as Open Access Government learns

Water, temperature and crop science productivity research

Prof Robert Aiken, research crop scientist at Northwest Research—Extension Center tells us about his fascinating research into water and temperature, including the extent to which they limit crop productivity.
Agricultural Systems for Sustainable Development

Agricultural systems are key for sustainable development

Cristina Cruz from the Foundation for Science and Technology discusses agricultural systems and their crucial link to maintaining sustainable development.  
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Finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the U.S.

Open Access Government looks at the work of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the United States

Cosmogenic nuclides: A unique position for earth science

What can cosmogenic nuclides tell us about the earth’s surface? Prof. Dr. Dunai of The Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne explains
crop science research partnership ireland

UCD and Origin unveil €17.6m crop science research partnership

A new €17.6m precision agriculture and crop science research partnership has been established between UCD and Origin, supported by Science Foundation Ireland The agri-services group Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin (UCD) have unveiled a dedicated digital, precision agriculture and crop science research partnership. A €17.6m investment co-funded by Origin and...

A number one funding source for Russian basic science

Alexander Khlunov, Director of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) gives an overview of how the Foundation supports research throughout the country The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) was launched in November 2013; its operation is governed by a special federal law. Incorporated as a foundation, RSF proves a more flexible and...

Pesticides and sustainable agricultural productivity

Gavin Whitmore, Biodiversity Manager at the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) explains the importance of crop protection for sustainable agriculture Pesticides are perhaps one of the most misunderstood technologies used in modern agriculture. There are currently no viable alternatives to chemical crop protection, and in spite of an enormous volume of...
sustainable pest management

Plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management

Velemir Ninkovic, Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), explores plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management.

Using surplus heat to create healthier environments

Surplus heat from cities and industry can help create healthier environments. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences’s Håkan Sandin explains
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Magnetic resonance for detecting ground and soil water

Dr. Stephan Costabel, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources, and Prof. Dr. Mike Müller-Petke, Leibniz-Institute for Applied Geosciences, discuss the use of magnetic resonance for soil moisture mapping.
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Global demand for wheat set to increase by at least 50% before 2050

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides further insight into crops, focussing on wheat, the demand of which is set to increase by at least 50% before 2050.
Farming in Sweden

SSEC – successfully developing the food industry for over 7 years

SSEC has spent over 7 years working to improve upon national, regional and local food strategies in Sweden and is looking to continue to flourish.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.

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