Farmers can use free online system to map fields and reduce soil erosion
Dean Patches' to-do list has no end.
'Man-made' climate change a major woman's problem
Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.
Farmers can better prevent nutrient runoff based on land characteristics
Farmers on a quest to keep more fertilizer on their fields—and out of Iowa's waterways—may have an easier time finding a solution, thanks to new research from the University of Iowa.
Five ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply
Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.
Antiquity of dairying on Emerald Isle revealed
As dairy farmers across Europe anxiously await the lifting of EU milk quotas in April this year, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in a region famous ...
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 ...
New study examines how environmental factors impact use of swing gates
Officials in Namibia and southern Africa report game ranchers as removing and killing higher numbers of cheetahs and other predators than livestock farmers. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been researching ...
Project cuts phosphorus levels in river
Conservation experts and farmers alike are rather pleased with the news out of southwestern Wisconsin.
Ideology prevents wheat growers from converting to more profitable methods, new study shows
U.S. wheat growers resist converting to a more profitable method of farming because of ideology – their personal beliefs about organic farming – rather than technical or material obstacles, according ...
Study on farmers' markets shows presence of Salmonella and E. coli
Researchers in Chapman University's Food Science Program and their collaborators at University of Washington have just published a study on the presence of Salmonella and E. coli on certain herbs sold at farmers' markets. The ...
Ag-tech could change how the world eats
Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming - the world's oldest industry - with an audacious agenda: to make sure there is enough ...
Collaboration yields new organic sweet corn variety
When the time comes for Wisconsin's organic farmers to decide which crops to plant next year, they'll have a tasty new variety of sweet corn—with a particularly sweet name—among their choices.
Why people purchase organic groceries
A new study by a Florida State University researcher is examining why people purchase organic groceries.
Feds may revise new food safety rules for irrigation water
Complaints from farmers nationwide have encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to take the almost unheard of act of revising landmark food safety laws that were scheduled to take effect soon, according ...