News tagged with crop productivity

Growing sorghum for biofuel

Conversion of sorghum grass to ethanol has increased with the interest in renewable fuel sources. Researchers at Iowa State University examined 12 varieties of sorghum grass grown in single and double cropping systems. The ...

Nov 10, 2010
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Zero tolerance for food waste a must

In light of a recent international report warning of impending food production shortages, Dr Shashi Sharma, Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security at Murdoch University, has a simple message: the world must ...

Jun 21, 2013
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Study raises concerns about global crop projections

About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops โ€“ rice, wheat and corn โ€“ may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research published this week in ...

Dec 20, 2013
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History to blame for slow crop taming, study says

It's been about 10,000 years since our ancestors began farming, but crop domestication has taken much longer than expected โ€“ a delay caused less by genetics and more by culture and history, according to a new study co-authored ...

May 05, 2014
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