News tagged with agricultural crop

Seawater greenhouses to bring life to the desert

Greenhouses that will use seawater to grow crops in one of the hottest and driest places on earth will be designed by researchers at Aston University working with industry partners as part of an international project.

dateJul 14, 2015 in Environment
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Stink bugs have strong taste for ripe fruit

The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. And for good reason: every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance—especially in the eastern ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Better genes for better beans

Some of the most underappreciated crops could soon become the most valuable tools in agriculture with new research from the Centre for Underutilised Crops at the University of Southampton. Coordinator Mark Chapman has created ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Yellow sugarcane aphid detected in continental Europe

Aphids are a kind of insect that typically lives on the aerial parts of plants, feeding on the sap that flows through the phloem with a specialized buccal apparatus. That is why they are considered pests in agricultural crops.

dateFeb 23, 2015 in Ecology
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