Trees have long been known to buffer humans from the worst effects of climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Now new research shows just how much forests have been bulking up on that excess carbon.
Insects, diseases, and abiotic stressors cause losses of millions of tons of wheat and cost farmers $100s of millions each year.
Greenhouse experiment finds that decreased soil moisture can hinder nematode speed and migration toward roots
Research examines land ownership in rural regions of the United States, farmland rental arrangements in Canada, and drinking water sharing arrangements on First Nations located in Canada
Dr. Jo Handelsman chosen as plenary speaker by Soil Science Society of America
Leaf samples help identify plant health and nutritional needs.
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The first full genome in the tomatillo tribe adds to the rich story of the tomato family.
Rice is a staple food for nearly half the world’s population. However, it accumulates more cadmium from the soil than other cereals like barley and wheat.
The School of Agricultural Resources (SAR), Chulalongkorn University, has conducted a research project, “The development of farmer’s competency, cooperation mechanism and sustainable expansion of beef cattle market opportunity in Nan”, which runs in collaboration with Nan Provincial Livestock Office, Nan Provincial Agriculture and Cooperatives Office, and Nan Provincial Office.
Exploring an agricultural tool that works below the surface
Researchers at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel value chain for production of textile and bio-fuel from fast-growing poplars.
Two-year study found no positive, or negative, impacts of integrated crop-livestock systems
Cover crops are an effective tool to keep nutrients on farmland during the winter season. Research reveals that planting the cover crops before harvesting cash crops could maximize their beneficial effects
Plant life in drier regions rely on an unsuspecting water source
Bean processing method impacts flavor more than production factors, according to Ethiopian research team
The Danforth Center announced that AgTech NEXT TM 2022, Reinventing a Food System in Crisis: Technology, Trade, Talent will be held in person at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on October 11 – 13. Registration is now open.
Taking a systems approach can steadily improve soil health even with underground crops
Hand-hand spectrometer found to accurately predict root dry matter content
Larger organic farms operate more like conventional farms and use fewer sustainable practices than smaller organic farms, according to a new Cornell University study that also provides insight into how to increase adoption of sustainable practices.
Extreme heat is baking communities across parts of Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere, causing record temperatures, dangerous conditions and fatalities. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea is an applied economist at Cornell University with expertise in agricultural, environmental and energy policy. Ortiz-Bobea and colleagues…
Drought can cause issues for grain crops and three Clemson University scientists are working on getting to the root of the problem. The scientists believe crops have a lesson to learn from their weedy relatives when it comes to growing in drier soils.
Scientists at Clemson University have joined a national research effort focused on developing solutions that will make the use of phosphorus — a finite element essential to food production — more sustainable.
Scientists have discovered that gophers harvest crops of roots for food, making the rodents the only other mammal known to farm.
Drought and heat are inevitable challenges in the vegetable garden. In the Southeastern United States, rainfall can seem like it’s feast or famine — there’s either too much or not enough. Unpredictable rainfall combined with periods of extreme heat makes…
What do peanut aflatoxins, aquaponics, integrated pest management for crops and sealed timber bids have in common? They are all subjects of practical application in Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension publications. Written by Cooperative Extension agents and University scientists, Land-Grant Press publications are research-based, peer-reviewed scholarly work.
Researchers at ISU surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,000 U.S. residents to gauge public acceptance of gene-edited foods. Social factors like food beliefs and trust in institutions played a big role in the participants’ willingness to eat or actively avoid products made with gene-editing technologies.
Peptyde Bio discovers, designs, and characterizes novel anti-microbial peptides (AMPs)
Flooding can be devastating on many levels. Two West Virginia University Extension officials say precautions should be taken so that livestock do not get ill by feeding on materials that have been contaminated by soil, bacteria and flood debris contained in floodwaters.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire studied a practice known as silvopasture which intentionally preserves trees in pastures where livestock graze. They found that compared to a completely cleared, tree-less, open pasture, the integrated silvopasture released lower levels of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide and soil carbon storage remained the same, offering a possible alternative for farmers with less climate consequences.
Root systems have a major impact on crop yields in semi-arid areas
Weeds like Palmer amaranth can spread by seeds that end up in livestock feed. A new method helps track contaminated manure so farmers can fend off this pest
Using a combination of drones and machine learning techniques, researchers from The Ohio State University have recently developed a novel method for determining crop health and used it to create a new tool that may aid future farmers.
The “use-by” and “best-by” dates printed on milk cartons and gallon jugs may soon become a thing of the past, giving way to more accurate and informative QR codes. A new Cornell University study finds that consumers will use the QR codes – to better depict how long the milk is drinkable and create substantially less agricultural and food waste.
Research findings point to benefits of ‘planting green’
Runoff during storms pollutes waterways and doesn’t recharge groundwater. Better materials could make delivering that water to the soil easier
A team of international researchers has discovered a way to produce higher quality wheat. The scientists from the University of Adelaide and the UK’s John Innes Centre have identified a genetic driver that improves yield traits in wheat, which unexpectedly can also lead to increasing protein content by up to 25 per cent.
A Clemson University team, with the help of a grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, is conducting research to develop holistic strategies to improve disease management and peach tree health.
Lime is a very important soil amendment used to grow crops. To help ensure the correct amount is applied where it is needed most, the Clemson University Precision Agriculture Team has developed the Reverse Lime Rate Calculator.
What was supposed to be a one-off summer job as a farmhand in high school turned into a lifelong passion for agriculture that led Adam Bittner to Iowa State, to a Spanish degree and to travels around the globe.
Irvine, Calif., May 6, 2022 – Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have drawn the clearest line yet connecting consumers of agricultural produce in wealthier countries in Asia, Europe and North America with a growth in greenhouse gas emissions in less-developed nations, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.
A recent study measured how environmental factors and plant genetics come together to influence lentil yields and nutritional content
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) is incorporating automation solutions, specifically virtual reality (VR), into poultry processing to boost efficiency and enhance worker safety.
Pollination by insects is essential for the production of many food crops.
The Taylor Geospatial Institute is a first-of-its-kind institution that brings together eight leading research institutions to collaborate on research into geospatial technology.
Two fertilizers shown as viable sources to winter hardy rye
Preliminary research focuses on biochar application to two evergreen tree species
Poorly drained agricultural soils emit enough of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide that the resulting climate change effects could far exceed the benefits of using the same soils as a means of sequestering carbon, according to a recently published scientific study.
Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat by 2030 if current trends continue, according to a new international study.
Cowpeas, or black-eyed peas, are an incredibly important staple crop for much of Africa.