News tagged with harvests

Improved rainwater harvesting system promising

Ridge and furrow rainwater-harvesting (RFRH) systems with mulches were first researched in the flat, lowland, semiarid conditions of northwest China to improve water availability and to increase crop production. ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Environment
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Early defoliation of Great Lakes wine grapes tested

Wine grape production in the Great Lakes Viticultural Region can be a challenging enterprise. Spring frost, winter injury, short and variable growing seasons, and cool, humid growing conditions subject grape ...

dateDec 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Floods drown Asia's rice bowl

Massive floods have ravaged vast swathes of Asia's rice bowl, threatening to further drive up food prices and adding to the burden of farmers who are among the region's poorest, experts say.

dateOct 06, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Shaping the plants of the future

A hormone that determines the size and shape of crops could improve harvests, and help in the control of a vampire plant according to Queensland researchers presenting their work today at the International Botanical Congress ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Raiders of the lost amp

Energy harvesting is a process that captures energy that would otherwise be lost as heat, light, sound, vibration or motion. It can use this captured energy to improve the efficiency of existing systems or even to power new ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Engineering
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