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Agriculture – A Climate Villain? Maybe Not!

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by...

Hutton to Participate in European Research on Integrated Pest Management

Agricultural scientists of the James Hutton Institute have been awarded £220,000 by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme, to find ways...

SHAKE Climate Change Fund Announces Its First Investments

The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, tools for smarter pest management and a...

FAO and the EU Highlight the Vital Role of Biodiversity in Building Sustainable Food Systems

If we want to shift towards healthy and sustainable food systems and build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to re-connect agriculture...

Launch of Mobile App That Controls the Perfect Amount of Fertilizers and Water

Fertigation allows for simultaneously applying the necessary water and fertilizers via irrigation systems. It offers significant advantages compared to other traditional methods, though it...

Vegetable Growers Looking to Accelerate Switch to Mechanical Harvesting Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Due to the coronavirus crisis, vegetable growers and processing companies in countries such as the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany are looking to accelerate...

ANICAV Sets Up ‘Organic Tomato Products’ Division

Italy uses 8% of tomato fields to grow organic In order to support the significant growth that the “organic” products sector continues to record, the...

Hyperspectral Imaging For Sustainable, More Productive Food Crops

Hyperspectral imaging, a growing area in remote sensing, holds the promise of providing a solution for crop monitoring over large areas, and scientists at...

Mathematics to Keep Farmers on Track

Scientists at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) used nonlinear mathematical modeling to understand the bouncing and sliding instabilities that can led...

Unsustainable Soil Erosion in Parts of UK

New research demonstrates unsustainable levels of soil erosion in the UK. The study examined more than 1,500 existing records and found 16% relating to arable...