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Wild relatives vital to crop improvement

Wild relatives of the nutritious pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) legume should be more actively collected and conserved as a genetic resource for improving crop yields, research suggests.

dateMar 18, 2015 in Ecology
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Crops can do their own weed control

In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. These machines guzzle ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by researchers at the University ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Ecology
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