News tagged with beans

New hope for the future of chocolate

In an article published in PLOS ONE, Brazilian scientists detail the genetic structure and molecular diversity of the varieties of cocoa grown in the state of Bahia for over 200 years, and identify trees resistant to witch's ...

date15 hours ago in Ecology
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Integrated management of stink bugs in beans

In many tropical countries, stink bug infestations are a severe problem in common bean production. A new study looks at an integrated management system to control this agricultural pest.

dateJan 04, 2017 in Ecology
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Researchers tackling the chocolate crisis

Chocoholics around the globe have been aware for the last few years that their favourite sweet treat is under threat. Researchers at Bangor University may have come up with an answer that could help find a solution to the ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Other
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One crop, two ways, multiple benefits

Nitrogen fixation is one of the best examples of cooperation in nature. Soil microbes - naturally occurring bacteria in the soil - work with plants to pull nitrogen from the air. They turn the nitrogen into a form the plant ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Environment
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