Farmers and authorities throughout Asia need to be vigilant against fall armyworm invasions, after confirmation that the fast-moving pest has spread from India to China and now to South-East Asia, agricultural experts say.
Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow.
Leaf-feeding caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil.
The self-reported struggle of many countries to design effective plans to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has inspired a new UN University online tool to guide such nations along a 6-step path towards the critical SDG 6: clean water and sanitation for all.
It is widely believed that Maasai farmers kill lions after losing livestock – even if lions are not involved – but the study shows this is not the case.
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring.
Salads were recently in the news—and off America’s dinner tables—when romaine lettuce was recalled nationwide.
The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new UBC research has found.
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry.
By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met.
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