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New Research Reveals Plant Control With the Power of Light

University of East Anglia scientists have helped find a way to control different plant processes - such as when they grow - using nothing...

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...

AI Goes Underground: Root Crop Growth Predicted with Drone Imagery

Root crops like cassava, carrots and potatoes are notoriously good at hiding disease or deficiencies which might affect their growth. While leaves may look...

Study Reveals DNA Secrets of 100 Tomato Types

When Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar rapped "I got millions, I got riches buildin' in my DNA," he almost certainly wasn't...

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...

UK Environment Secretary Proposes Use of Gene Editing to Decrease Farmers’ Reliance on Pesticides

The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, declared a possible solution to decrease use of pesticides and improve...

Cutting-Edge Seeding, Next-Gen Breeding

High-precision planting technologies may allow breeders to do things that today are considered science fiction. If one thing is for certain in agriculture, it’s that...

Coffee, Cocoa and Vanilla: An Opportunity For More Trees in Tropical Agricultural Landscapes

The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and is also a driver of land-use change in many...

Improved Heat-Resistant Wheat Varieties Are Identified

Wheat, in its own right, is one of the most important foods in the world. It is a staple food for more than 2.5...