Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tags Agricultural production/economics

Tag: agricultural production/economics

Scientists unlock secrets of Ethiopia’s superfood in race to save it...

Teff, an ancient grain originally from Ethiopia, is a staple crop for 50 million people in the country. It is also increasingly...

Plant cell gatekeepers’ diversity could be key to better crops

Scientists have shed new light on how the network of gatekeepers that controls the traffic in and out of plant cells works,...

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s - captured by the novels of John Steinbeck - was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened...

Comparisons of organic and conventional agriculture need to be better, say...

The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used method of analysis often tends to overlook...

Pesticide seed coatings are widespread but underreported

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Pesticide-coated seeds -- such as neonicotinoids, many of which are highly toxic to both pest and beneficial insects...

Long-term analysis shows GM cotton no match for insects in India

Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produces its own insecticide. The seeds were introduced in India in 2002 and today account for 90%...

How plants sound the alarm about danger

LA JOLLA--(March 13, 2020) Just like humans and other animals, plants have hormones. One role of plant hormones is to perceive trouble--whether...

Fall precipitation predicts abundance of curly top disease and guides weed...

Transmitted by an insect known as the beet leafhopper, curly top disease is a viral disease affecting many crops, including melons, peppers,...

Aerial insect trap network describes life in the skies

URBANA, Ill. - Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its...

New aflatoxin biocontrol product lowers contamination of groundnut and maize in...

In Senegal, groundnut and maize are commonly contaminated with highly toxic, cancer-causing chemicals called aflatoxins, which are produced by fungi in the...