Agriculture

Earning a living in a changing climate — the plant perspective
June 14, 2017 11:01 AM - Trinity College Dublin

There are many ways to make a living in a suitable climate but far fewer in a less suitable one. That may seem obvious for people living under various socio-economic stresses, but new research shows it also applies to the world’s plants – many of which are resorting to dramatic ‘last-stand’ strategies to survive in deteriorating environmental conditions.

Fighting fire blight and detecting Salmonella
June 13, 2017 11:07 AM - ETH Zurich

The plant disease fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is dreaded by fruit growers. It affects apple and pear trees and other plants in the rosacea family, and if a tree becomes affected it usually has to be cleared and burned.

The designation of Urdaibai as a Biosphere Reserve has improved the life quality of the citizens
June 13, 2017 09:59 AM - University of the Basque Country

A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that designating Urdaibai as a protected area has improved the life quality of the citizens, despite placing certain restrictions on them.

The designation of Urdaibai as a Biosphere Reserve has improved the life quality of the citizens
June 13, 2017 09:59 AM - University of the Basque Country

A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that designating Urdaibai as a protected area has improved the life quality of the citizens, despite placing certain restrictions on them.

Student studies vitamin A-boosted chickpeas
June 12, 2017 08:11 AM - University of Saskatchewan

In developing countries, more than three million children are at high risk for permanent blindness due to severe vitamin A deficiency.

Fractal planting patterns yield optimal harvests, without central control
June 9, 2017 03:18 PM - Santa Fe Institute

Bali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning. 

Fractal planting patterns yield optimal harvests, without central control
June 9, 2017 03:18 PM - Santa Fe Institute

Bali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning. 

Red Onions Pack a Cancer-Fighting Punch, Study Reveals
June 8, 2017 08:34 AM - University of Guelph

The next time you walk down the produce aisle of your grocery store, you may want to reach for red onions if you are looking to fight off cancer.

In the first study to examine how effective Ontario-grown onions are at killing cancer cells, U of G researchers have found that not all onions are created equal.

Waste not, want not
June 7, 2017 12:48 PM - American Society of Agronomy

Making a living raising cattle isn’t as simple as just buying a herd and turning it out to pasture. Cattle require specific diets to maintain proper nutrition and weight gain. And how to do this in the most effective and efficient way possible has interested both ranchers and researchers for generations.

Waste not, want not
June 7, 2017 12:48 PM - American Society of Agronomy

Making a living raising cattle isn’t as simple as just buying a herd and turning it out to pasture. Cattle require specific diets to maintain proper nutrition and weight gain. And how to do this in the most effective and efficient way possible has interested both ranchers and researchers for generations.

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