News tagged with crop diversity

Natural aphid predators reduce pesticide use

The greater the diversity of crops grown in agricultural landscapes is, the better natural predators of aphids are able to control the pests on wheat fields. This is because a varied landscape provides better living conditions ...

dateMar 21, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Sorghum and biodiversity

It is difficult to distinguish the human impact on the effects of natural factors on the evolution of crop plants. A Franco-Kenyan research team has managed to do just that for sorghum, one of the main cereals in Africa. ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Biotechnology
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