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Climate-smart agriculture still lags after Paris

Environmental problems are usually multifaceted and complex. This is especially true for climate change. As a result, over time researchers and policymakers have learned the importance of a comprehensive and multi-pollutant ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Environment
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GM crops can benefit organic farmers too

Have you eaten organic food today? If you have eaten anything, then technically you've eaten organic. By definition, all food is organic, it just may not have been grown under industry standards, such as Australian Certified ...

dateDec 09, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Plants also suffer from stress

High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and may help breed future generations ...

dateSep 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Humus depletion induced by climate change?

The yields of many important crops in Europe have been stagnating since the 1990s. As a result, the input of organic matter into the soil - the crucial source for humus formation - is decreasing. Scientists from the Technical ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Environment
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Break crops combat ryegrass headache

One of Western Australia's largest ever crop sequencing trials has provided scientists with evidence that break crops can have a significant impact on weed populations in the longer term.

dateJul 15, 2015 in Ecology
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