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Improved prediction of pesticide residues

The use of pesticides can lead to a build-up of toxic and ecologically harmful residues in the soil. Until recently, it was not possible to ascertain in detail to which pesticides this applies and to what extent. Now, researchers ...

dateFeb 13, 2018 in Environment
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Cultural cross-fertilisation to rescue soils

Sharing best practice farming techniques with farmers from different cultures and traditions could help increase the quality of our soils – a vital step in ensuring that we can grow enough food for people in the coming ...

dateFeb 13, 2018 in Environment
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Phosphate rock an effective fertilizer in Kenya

Farming in western Kenya is challenging, to put it mildly. Although farmers can cycle two full crops in a single year, extremely poor soils and expensive traditional fertilizers, such as triple superphosphate (TSP), keep ...

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Environment
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