News tagged with farming systems

Autumn-sown crops produce better yield

Sowing non-legume perennial pastures such as chicory [Cichorium intybus L.] in early autumn rather than spring could increase productivity, according to CSIRO agricultural scientists.

dateDec 23, 2014 in Ecology
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Toward a networked energy future

February 1, 2050, is a good day for German electricity consumers. The breeze off the north coast is blowing so strongly that offshore wind farms and the wind turbines on land are running non-stop. Since it's ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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How pesticides change the environment

The number of humans on the planet has almost doubled in the past 50 years ‒ and so has global food production. As a result, the use of pesticides and their effect on humans, animals and plants have become ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Ecology
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New method to age cattle from their teeth

Ageing animals from their teeth goes back to the time that man first started keeping animals. New research has applied modern statistical techniques to investigate the association between the stages of dentition ...

dateJul 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Putting more cores to work in server farms

(Phys.org)—EPFL scientists have found that reorganizing the inner architecture of the processors used in massive data processing centers can yield significant energy savings. Their work is part of the EcoCloud ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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