Agriculture News

move the tropical rain, rain

Climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100

Researchers at the University of California found that climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100 - significantly impacting the food security of billions.
hard soils

Scientists discover cause that prevents roots from growing in hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils, opening doors for a potential solution to help plants to grow in the most damaged soils.
rural living

Rural living can help the UK’s food security problem

In this article, Flogas, explores how living rurally can help the UK’s food security problem.
u.s. agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Stimulating innovation in American agriculture

Open Access Government explores the work that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is doing to sustain and advance U.S. agriculture.
non-food biomass, food

Creating innovative value chains from non-food biomass feedstock

AFTER-BIOCHEM project aims at creating innovative and more sustainable value chains from renewable raw materials to multiple high added-value products at industrial scale.
Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service: Caring for the land and serving people

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has suffered the effects of 2020, and here, Open Access Government examines how it is providing care and relief for both U.S. citizens and forests everywhere.
insecticide resistance

What causes insecticide resistance?

Dr. Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, sheds some light on the causes of everchanging insecticide resistance.
genetically modified crops

Farming sustainably with genetically modified crops

Fourth-generation soybean and corn farmer Monte Peterson explains why he uses genetically modified crops (GMOs) to farm more sustainably and safely.
dairy industry, plants

Circular economy in the dairy industry: Processing wastes to P-rich bio-based fertilisers

Sergio Ponsá talks about the valorization of the wastes generated by the dairy industry to recover phosphorous, a relevant macronutrient for plant growth that currently depends on a critical raw material.
purple rice, genetic diversity

Generating renewable genetic diversity in purple rice

Purple rice, generating genetic diversity, breeding-by-design, large-scale stabilised mutant collection, forward and reverse screening are all discussed here by Prof Dr Apichart Vanavichit from the Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
plant roots, plants

Where is the water? Trying to unveil how plant roots find water

Chang-Soo KIM, Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses the importance of developing a deeper understanding about how plant roots find water.
land availability, Dendromass4Europe

Land availability for sustainable agricultural tree crops

Prof Dr Norbert Weber from TU Dresden argues that land availability for sustainable agricultural tree crops and a positive perception of this by the official administration both remain challenging hurdles.
african and asian agriculture

2021: African and Asian agriculture

In this African and Asian agriculture for 2021 focus, options for managing fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize and sorghum are discussed by experts in the field Richard E. Goodman and Joseph E. Huesing.
dairy herd health

Dairy Herd Health Revolution: The need for animal welfare and sustainability

Gil Hakim, Chairman & CEO of Armenta describes the exciting Dairy Herd Health Revolution, stressing the need for animal welfare and sustainability and highlights Acoustic Pulse Technology.
U.S. rice farmers

U.S. rice farmers take pride in looking after the land for future generations

Lydia Holmes, Director of Sustainability USA Rice Federation argues that rice farmers in America take pride in looking after the land for future generations.
harm the ecosystem, land management

Can too much land management harm the ecosystem?

Land management is the way that Indigenous people have maintained a biodiverse world for generations, but now, does climate intervention from too many sources threaten to harm the ecosystem?
food security in africa, algorithm

Technology can track crop diseases impacting food security in Africa

New research shows how food security in Africa could be protected by an algorithm that can track diseases in banana crops.
exploited fish stocks, fish

International policy required to control exploited fish stocks

Up until recent Brexit negotiations, discussion over exploited fish stocks has always been National: Where is the international policy agreement?
agroecosystem sustainability

Farmers and landowners are the keystone species for agroecosystem sustainability

University of Guelph scientists explain here that farmers and landowners are the keystone species to consider when it comes to AgrECOLture and agroecosystem sustainability.
thai jasmine rice, farming

How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, explains how DNA technology can create a high-quality Thai Jasmine Rice.

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