News tagged with cropping system

Plants with jobs

Two University of Toronto Scarborough scientists have developed a new research framework for the agricultural sector that offers evidence-based understanding of the relationship between short-term yields, long-term sustainability ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Ecology
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Global map provides new insights into land use

In order to assess the global impacts of land use on the environment and help provide appropriate countermeasures, a group of researchers under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has created ...

dateNov 05, 2013 in Environment
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Rethinking the value of sewage sludge 

Researchers from the Plant Nutrition Group at ETH Zurich have been evaluating methods to develop an efficient and environmental friendly phosphate fertilizer from sewage sludge ashes. A new thermo-chemical process that extracts ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Environment
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The quiet buzz of wild bees

Have you been enjoying eating blueberries this summer? If yes, you can thank wild bees. How much thanks do they deserve? Well, that's a question being asked by Professor Taylor Ricketts, director of UVM's Gund Institute for ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Ecology
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Crops watering by phone

Thanks to a new app, smart phones could help monitor irrigation water use according to need. This could ensure that food is available on our table is the produced in a sustainable way.

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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