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#agriculture

Potential treatments for citrus greening

Citrus greening has devastated the citrus industry in Florida and is found in many of the country's citrus growing regions.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Global change is triggering an identity switch in grasslands

Scientists discover species turnover in study of more than 100 grassland experiments.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

National livestock movement bans may prove economically damaging

Given that the livestock industry relies on the movement of animals (between farms or farm to slaughter) to make a profit, such movement bans can have a profound and wide ranging impact on farmers.

19 Aug 2019 Nature Sustainability

Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?

The researchers found that the death of plant tissue and slow-down in growth resulting from the herbicide glyphosate depends upon the time that the herbicide is applied and also the biological clock.

16 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops

Until now, the majority of efforts to improve photosynthesis have been done in species that use C3 photosynthesis, such as wheat and rice, but not a lot has been done in enhancing C4 photosynthesis, such as maize and sorghum.

16 Aug 2019 Communications Biology

Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change

Groundwater - a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa - is resilient to climate variability and change.

7 Aug 2019 Nature

EU agriculture not viable for the future

Researchers analyse EU Commission reform plans for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

1 Aug 2019 Science

Rising CO2 levels could boost wheat yield but slightly reduce nutritional quality

Wheat is one of the world’s most important crops.

24 Jul 2019 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Ancient genomics pinpoint origin and rapid turnover of cattle in the Fertile Crescent

An international team of geneticists have deciphered early bovine prehistory by sequencing 67 ancient genomes from both wild and domestic cattle sampled from across eight millennia.

11 Jul 2019 Science

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.

7 Jul 2019 Journal of Field Robotics

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