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Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study

Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Producing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproducible, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The

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Nitrogen Utilization Directly Affects Groundwater Quality, Says Study

Nitrogen Utilization Directly Affects Groundwater Quality, Says Study

👤From Aarhus University 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Nitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data. A 70 years time-series of monitoring data relays a clear message: When farmers apply more nitrogen to

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Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

👤From Cambridge University Press 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Researchers writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science are providing new insights into the control of herbicide-resistant kochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across the Great Plains states.

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Hormonal Tug-of-War Helps Plant Roots Navigate Their Journey Through the Soil

Hormonal Tug-of-War Helps Plant Roots Navigate Their Journey Through the Soil

👤From the John Innes Center 🕔Aug 22, 2017

How do roots know where to go? An international research team set out to answer that question in a recently published study. They were able to identify a sophisticated mechanism that allows plant roots to quickly respond to changes in

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Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

👤From Heinrich-Heine University 🕔Aug 11, 2017

What is known as “rice blight” is a dreaded plant disease that endangers rice harvests throughout the whole of South-East Asia, especially India, as well as large parts of Africa and can thus lead to great hardship amongst the local

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

👤From the University of Vermont 🕔Jul 19, 2017

According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The

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UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

👤From the University of Sussex 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per cent in imported goods, if the UK opts for a

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Wheat: Extreme Weather, Climate Change Account for 40% of Global Production Variability

Wheat: Extreme Weather, Climate Change Account for 40% of Global Production Variability

👤From the European Commission Joint Research Center 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analyzed the effect of heat and water anomalies on

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New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

👤From the University of Seville 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Researchers from the group “Technology and design of multi-component products” at the University of Seville, together with specialists from the University of Huelva, have obtained a natural bioplastic from soya protein, which is capable of absorbing up to forty times

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Ag Research: Lending Plants a Hand to Survive Drought

Ag Research: Lending Plants a Hand to Survive Drought

👤From the Australian National University 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The findings have helped some plants survive 50 percent longer in drought conditions, and could eventually benefit major crops such as barley, rice and wheat, which are crucial to world food supplies. The research team, led by Dr Wannarat Pornsiriwong,

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