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Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed

The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to research led by the ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Breeding disease-resistant, heat-tolerant fowl for Africa

A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases—specifically the devastating Newcastle disease—has been launched under the leadership ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Other
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New soil testing kit for third world countries

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major impact ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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