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Rainfall suspected culprit in leaf disease transmission
Rainfalls are suspected to trigger the spread of a multitude of foliar (leaf) diseases, which could be devastating for agriculture and forestry. View News Article (2011-11-22)

Hidden greenhouse emissions revealed in new Board of Agriculture report
Restoration of wetlands can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is shown in a report that has been written in part by researchers from the University of Gothenburg. View News Article (2015-03-11)

The Philippines triples its rice yield
In the last fifty years, the Philippines has more than tripled its rice yield, while the world average rice yield has increased only about 2.3 times.  View News Article (2010-02-19)

New South Asia network to tackle 'massive' climate adaptation challenge
Today, recognizing the knowledge gap between the existing evidence of climate change and adaptation on the ground, researchers in Asia launched a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns, and to reduce emissions footprint.  View News Article (2012-04-24)

Digital Panoramas of Rangelands Could Be Rich Source of Research Data
A scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is exploring how rangeland ecologists could use high-resolution digital panoramas to track landscape changes. View News Article (2011-09-21)

Purification of purines through electroflotation
ADE Biotec and the INASMET Foundation, both from the Basque Country, after three years of working together, have developed a new purification technique for purines. The technique is based on electroflotation and could be very beneficial for agriculture as it has a high level (80%+) of purification and very low costs (1 euro/m3). Most of the development project has been carried out at a pilot... View News Article (2003-01-14)

Nitrous oxide: definitely no laughing matter
Farmers, food suppliers, policy-makers, business leaders and environmentalists are joining forces to confront the threat of the 'forgotten greenhouse gas' by taking part in an influential new forum at the University of East Anglia (UEA). View News Article (2008-02-19)

New Uses for Old Tools Could Boost Biodiesel Output
Tried-and-true techniques could help optimize oilseed yield for biodiesel production, according to studies conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.  View News Article (2012-09-21)

MSU research may lead to new ways to control honeybee parasite
Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. View News Article (2009-12-10)

Land quality and deforestation rate in Brazil
In the last decade, Brazil's skyrocketing agricultural production worried some observers who were concerned about the loss of forestland. View News Article (2014-06-10)

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