Identifying crop diseases—there's an app for that

New research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) might be able to identify and classify diseases in crop plants allowing more targeted application of treatments for specific fungal infections and other problems. The ...

Atmospheric dust levels are rising in the Great Plains

Got any spaces left on that 2020 bingo card? Pencil in "another Dust Bowl in the Great Plains." A study from University of Utah researchers and their colleagues finds that atmospheric dust levels are rising across the Great ...

The quest for a holistic pesticide policy

Bans and simple measures alone won't solve the problems in plant protection. Robert Finger presses for a comprehensive pesticide policy.

Farmers help grow water plan

Overallocation of surface water for growing food crops is shifting agriculture and other industry to use groundwater—which is much more difficult to measure and monitor.

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