Wageningen University

Vegetables on Mars within ten years?

The soil on Mars may be suitable for cultivating food crops – this is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR. This would prove highly practical if we ever decide to send people on a ...

dateApr 15, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Protecting our soil with the RECARE project

A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agricultural productivity and the environment. The answer to all these urgent ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Environment
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Hormone causes dividing plant cell to rebel

Cell division in plants is governed by a physical law. A law that was postulated in the 19th century and tested in a two-dimensional plane many times after that. In an article published in the top journal Developmental Cell ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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The interaction between vegetation and clouds

Jordi Vila and colleagues just published an article in Geophysical Research Letters on interactions between plant evapotranspiration, controlled by photosynthesis, and moist thermals responsible for the formation of shallow ...

dateMar 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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