Low-cost AI soil sensors could help farmers curb fertilizer use

The technology, which is described today in Nature Food, could help growers work out the best time to use fertilizer on their crops and how much is needed, taking into account factors such as the weather and the condition ...

Plants found to speak roundworm's language

Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year. New research has found that plants manipulate the worms' pheromones to repel infestations, ...

How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive

Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 21 have discovered an unlikely ally for palm oil production: ...

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