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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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Is reducing environmental impact in the EU feasible?

By 2023 all EU member states must be complying with more stringent guidelines related to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). "The essence of the new guideline is reducing the environmental impact of pesticides," says Piet Boonekamp, ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Other
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Making Europe less dependent on protein import

The European Union aims to make the animal feed industry in Europe less dependent on plant protein imports from North and South America. Wageningen UR is studying the opportunities for new protein sources such as algae, beet ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Tropical forests not as untouched as often thought

Tropical forests may not be the ancient, unspoilt ecosystems we have always assumed them to be. This notion needs to be revised, write Wageningen University researchers in the January issue of the scientific journal Forest ...

dateJan 17, 2014 in Environment
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