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May 26, 2016 — An important component in the process of nitrogen fixation in plants has been discovered by researchers. They have identified a key protein that facilitates the movement of calcium in plant ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

'Simple Is Better': Simple Model Predicts Pesticide Concentrations in Environment More Reliably

May 19, 2016 — For the evaluation of pesticides a simple model yields more reliable results than the method currently used in the EU. The researchers show that a significantly less complex box model for the risk ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have determined the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas for different purposes such as ... read more

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization, Study Suggests

May 18, 2016 — Children who had a diet that included cow's milk products, egg and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods, according to new research. Early ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food, new research ... read more

May 17, 2016 — An almost entirely accidental discovery by researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers ... read more

Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

Paris Climate Agreement Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reduction Target for Agriculture

May 17, 2016 — Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement's plan to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius in ... read more

May 17, 2016 — While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ ... read more

Cooling Cows Efficiently With Water Spray

May 16, 2016 — Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. A group of ... read more

May 16, 2016 — If weeds were allowed to grow with no control measures, about half of corn and soybean crops across the United States and Canada would be lost, costing growers about $43 billion annually, says a team ... read more

Animal Welfare Initiatives Improves Feather Cover of Cage-Free Laying Hens, New Study Shows

May 16, 2016 — Recognized welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of ... read more

Why Do Tomatoes Smell 'Grassy?'

May 11, 2016 — The aroma emitted from green leaves, sometimes referred to among plant scientists as a sweet, "green" fragrance, has been the subject of research for many years. Now enzymes have been ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Algae may hold the key to feeding the world's burgeoning population. Because they are more efficient than most plants at taking in carbon dioxide from the air, algae could transform agriculture. ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Nitrate concentrations and loads in the Illinois River from 1983 to 2014 were correlated with agricultural nitrogen use efficiency and nitrate discharged from Chicago's treated wastewater, say ... read more

Global Scientific Community Must Secure Health of Planet, Report Urges

May 10, 2016 — The first annual State of the World's Plants report, which involved more than 80 scientists and took a year to produce, is a baseline assessment of current knowledge on the diversity of plants ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Scientists investigated the effects of combined red (R) blue (B) LED with or without green (G) LED light and white LED light on hydroponically grown lettuce. Results showed that continuous light ... read more

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