News tagged with crop productivity

Mapping the benefits of our ecosystems

We rely on our physical environment for many things โ€“ clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others. Yet it has been challenging to figure out how to sustain the many benefits ...

Jul 01, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Feeding the future

(PhysOrg.com) -- At the current growth rate the global population is predicted to reach 10 billion by 2050. To feed this many people, food production worldwide will need to double during a period when climate ...

Jan 06, 2010 3.8 / 5 (5) 0

Energy crops impact environmental quality

Crop residues, perennial warm season grasses, and short-rotation woody crops are potential biomass sources for cellulosic ethanol production. While most research is focused on the conversion of cellulosic feeedstocks into ...

Apr 04, 2010 4.3 / 5 (4) 3