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Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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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Farmer Suicide Rate Remains High, Long After 1980s Farm Crisis

Farmer Suicide Rate Remains High, Long After 1980s Farm Crisis

πŸ‘€From University of Iowa 🕔Jun 12, 2017

The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University

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Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

πŸ‘€From Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 23, 2017

A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality

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Cowpeas Made Drought Tolerant By Treating with Key Ingredient in Aspirin

Cowpeas Made Drought Tolerant By Treating with Key Ingredient in Aspirin

πŸ‘€From a Press Release 🕔May 11, 2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants. Scientists at the State University of ParaΓ­ba in Brazil have found that salicylic acid — also used to make aspirin — can help

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Bt Cotton: Study Finds Insect Resistance Could Be Reversed

Bt Cotton: Study Finds Insect Resistance Could Be Reversed

πŸ‘€From University of Arizona 🕔May 8, 2017

Insect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the success of a surprising strategy for countering this problem: Hybridizing genetically engineered

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