Different watering regimes boost crop yields
Watering tomato plants less frequently could improve yields in saline conditions, according to a study of the impact of water and soil salinity on vegetable crops.
Research uses camelina to build better biofuel
A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.
Incentives needed to improve grain markets in India
Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002-03, for wheat, rice, and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky. Two University of Illinois economists analyzed infrastructure of ...
Space image: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.
How onions recognize when to bulb
New research from New Zealand will help to breed new onions tailored to grow in specific conditions.
Weather, yield compared for horticultural crops in Wisconsin, southern Ontario
Because Wisconsin and Ontario are similar in terms of agricultural practices, types of vegetable crops produced, climate, and latitude, researchers in Ontario looked to data from Wisconsin when comparing the long-term effects ...
Protecting our pollinators
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what ...
Robots to revolutionize US farms, ease labor woes (Update)
Researchers are now designing robots for the last frontier of agricultural mechanization—fruits and vegetables destined for the U.S. fresh market, which have resisted mechanization because they're sensitive ...
Does your salad know what time it is? Managing vegetables' 'internal clocks' postharvest could have health benefits
Does your salad know what time it is? It may be healthier for you if it does, according to new research from Rice University and the University of California at Davis.
Proba-V opens its eyes
(Phys.org) —Earth watcher Proba-V is in good health following its launch last week. The Vegetation imager has been switched on and the first image has been captured over western France.
Season-long leaf testing improves crop profitability
Just read the leaves. Regularly testing leaf tissue for nutrient levels may significantly enhance the profitability of New York vegetable crops, say Cornell researchers.
Researcher shines a light on crop growth
New funding will help a Massey University researcher develop lighting technology that will assist crop growth.
Advance promises to expand biological control of crop pests
A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientists are reporting. The advance ...
Virus helps scientists identify 'who's who' among two veggie enemies
Natural warfare between a virus and a Pseudomonas bacterium is helping U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists continue to learn about the bacterium's ability to kill arugula, broccoli, and several ...