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Managing the ups and downs of coffee production
Research could bring new coffee varieties to market faster and improve yields. (2019-06-26)
Crop pests more widespread than previously known
Insects and diseases that damage crops are probably present in many places thought to be free of them, new research shows. (2019-06-24)
'Sneezing' plants contribute to disease proliferation
'''The jumping droplets, at the rate of 100 or more an hour, are a violent expulsion of dew from the surface. (2019-06-21)
B chromosome first -- mechanisms behind the drive of B chromosomes uncovered
B chromosomes are supernumerary chromosomes, which often are preferentially inherited and showcase an increased transmission rate. (2019-06-20)
Directed evolution comes to plants
Accelerating plant evolution with CRISPR paves the way for breeders to engineer new crop varieties. (2019-06-19)
Research brief: Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the national level could increase the harvest stability of all crops in a nation. (2019-06-19)
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. (2019-06-18)
Monitoring biodiversity with sound: How machines can enrich our knowledge
For a long time, ecologists have relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. (2019-06-18)
Wheat myth debunked
Common opinion has it that modern wheat is so reliant on fertiliser and crop protection agrochemicals that the plants now lack the hardiness needed to remain productive under harsher environmental conditions. (2019-06-17)
Columbia researcher studies how climate change affects crops in India
In a paper published in Environmental Research Letters, Columbia Researcher Kyle Davis found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to-year changes in climate and generally experience smaller declines during droughts. (2019-06-17)
It's not easy being green
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. (2019-06-14)
The challenges of North American specialty cut flowers
Cut flower production in the United States and Canada has increased in recent years. (2019-06-14)
Migratory hoverflies 'key' as many insects decline
Migratory hoverflies are 'key' to pollination and controlling crop pests amid the decline of many other insect species, new research shows. (2019-06-13)
UMBC research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine
The plant circadian clock determines when certain defense responses are activated (often timed with peak activity of pests), and compounds used in defense affect the clock. (2019-06-12)
Pollen collected by US honey bees in urban settings shows dramatic seasonal variation
The diversity and availability of pollen foraged by honey bees across urban and suburban areas in the US varies drastically with the seasons, according to a study published June 12, 2019 in PLOS ONE by Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M University, USA, and colleagues. (2019-06-12)
Superweed resists another class of herbicides, study finds
We've all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. (2019-06-11)
Lettuce have it! Machine learning for cr-optimization
At Earlham Institute, artificial intelligence-based techniques such as machine learning is moving from being merely an exciting premise to having real-life applications, where it's needed most: improving efficiency and precision on the farm. (2019-06-10)
Light energy and biomass can be converted to diesel fuel and hydrogen
A research group led by Professor WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a method to produce diesel fuel and hydrogen by exploiting light energy (solar energy or artificial light energy) and biomass-derived feedstocks. (2019-06-10)
Scientists discover gene that could help us grow crops faster
Plant scientists at the universities of Cambridge and Bordeaux have discovered a gene that they hope can be used to widen a nutrient trafficking bottleneck and potentially increase crop yields. (2019-06-10)
Foraging for nitrogen
As sessile organisms, plants rely on their ability to adapt the development and growth of their roots in response to changing nutrient conditions. (2019-06-07)
Scientists stack algorithms to improve predictions of yield-boosting crop traits
To help researchers better predict high-yielding crop traits, a team from the University of Illinois have stacked together six high-powered, machine learning algorithms that are used to interpret hyperspectral data -- and they demonstrated that this technique improved the predictive power of a recent study by up to 15 percent, compared to using just one algorithm. (2019-06-03)
Sleep, wake, repeat: How do plants work on different time zones?
Researchers at the Earlham Institute, UK, have developed a new method to reliably measure plant circadian clocks and how different plants respond to day and night, and that these circadian rhythms change as they age. (2019-06-03)
Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say
Climate change-induced heat stress will play a larger role than drought stress in reducing the yields of several major US crops later this century, according to Cornell University researchers who weighed in on a high-stakes debate between crop experts and scientists. (2019-06-03)
Research brief: Climate change is already affecting global food production -- unequally
UMN researchers found that climate change is affecting different areas of global food production differently. (2019-05-31)
Scientists demonstrate plant stress memory and adaptation capabilities
Russian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a connection between the two signalling systems that help plants survive stress situations, demonstrating that they can remember dangerous conditions that they have experienced and adapt to them. (2019-05-30)
Colombia could lose 60% of land suitable for irrigated rice due to climate change
Without significant global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, Colombia will have 60% less land suitable for rice production by the 2050s. (2019-05-29)
Chloropicrin application increases production and profit potential for potato growers
Chloropicrin was first used on potato in 1940 as a wireworm suppressant and then in 1965 as a verticillium suppressant. (2019-05-28)
First comprehensive network of wild crop species will help breeders tackle food insecurity
The first comprehensive network of sites where crop wild relatives are found has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. (2019-05-23)
Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?
When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system. (2019-05-21)
Studies find no yield benefit to higher plant populations
Curtis Adams and his colleagues at Texas A&M AgriLife Research reviewed plant population studies published in 2000 or later. (2019-05-21)
Study reports breakthrough to measure plant improvements to help farmers boost production
Today, scientists have shown a new technology can more quickly scan an entire field of plants to capture improvements in their natural capacity to harvest energy from the sun. (2019-05-16)
Producing food whilst preserving biodiversity
In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in order to enable maximum yields in the food production areas. (2019-05-14)
How potatoes could become sun worshippers
If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers. (2019-05-14)
Does health care help us live longer?
A widely cited statistic suggests that health care services account for only a small percentage of the variation in American life expectancy. (2019-05-14)
New research accurately predicts Australian wheat yield months before harvest
Topping the list of Australia's major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country's cropland and is a key export commodity. (2019-05-13)
Research spotlights the role of cover crops in slowing herbicide resistance
An article in the most recent edition of the journal Weed Science shows that cover crops can play an important role in slowing the development of herbicide-resistant weeds. (2019-05-10)
Occurrence of back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change
Princeton University researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound, heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues. (2019-05-08)
New avenues for improving modern wheat
Since the Agricultural Revolution about 12,000 years ago, humans have been selectively breeding plants with desirable traits such as high grain yield and disease resistance. (2019-05-08)
Analysis of historical specimens determines single origin of Australian potato pest
In a recently published study, Jacqueline Edwards and colleagues used the PCN cyst reference collection held by Crop Health Services, Agriculture Victoria, to examine the genetic variability of Victorian PCN populations. (2019-05-08)
The winter weather window that is costing rapeseed growers millions
UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window. (2019-05-06)
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