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Earthworms as nature's free fertilizer

Earthworm presence in the soil increases crop yield, shows a new study that was published this week in Scientific Reports. "This is not unexpected," says Jan Willem van Groenigen, associate professor in the ...

Sep 16, 2014
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The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones

Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Study unravels links between soils and plant biodiversity

For decades, ecologists have studied soils to understand why some patches of vegetation contain more plant species than others.  Researchers at The University of Western Australia's School of Plant Biology and the Smithsonian ...

Sep 26, 2014
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Implications for the fate of green fertilizers

The use of green fertilizers is a practice that has been around since humans first began growing food, but researchers are warning that modern techniques for the creation of these fertilizers could have implications ...

Sep 22, 2014
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