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Article ID: 714648

Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 714586

Scientists develop climate-ready wheat that can survive drought conditions

University of Sheffield

Wheat plants engineered to have fewer microscopic pores – called stomata – on their leaves are better able to survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown, according to a new study.

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19-Jun-2019 9:20 AM EDT
Newswise: WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Article ID: 714564

WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

West Virginia University

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the future of that land remaining in the energy sector. But instead of removing something from the earth, he’ll put something back.

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18-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714530

Argonne scientists transform farming with biomass buffers

Argonne National Laboratory

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been working for nearly a decade to uncover new strategies to control the environmentally harmful side effects of modern day farming, including the release of excess nutrients from fertilizers that can pollute local and regional waterways.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

Article ID: 714532

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados.

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18-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 714546

Cross-class collaboration combines cloud computing with ag

Cornell University

In a new collaboration, Cornell students teamed up to learn how to work together to develop the kinds of digital tools that could reshape farming.

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18-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

Article ID: 714489

Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

Iowa State University

A research project looking for ways to add value to biochar may have found an unexpected application for the black powder that's a co-product of thermochemically converting biomass to bio-oil. Biochar could be a slow-release fertilizer that feeds crops while protecting water quality.

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17-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop

Article ID: 714473

Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop

United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators--particularly native southeastern blueberry bees--although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job,

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17-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714481

Scientists unearth green treasure – albeit rusty – in the soil

Cornell University

Cornell University engineers have taken a step in understanding how iron in the soil may unlock naturally occurring phosphorus bound in organic matter, which can be used in fertilizer, so that one day farmers may be able to reduce the amount of artificial fertilizers applied to fields.

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17-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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