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Tags results for 'agriculture'

Backing up the Worlds Food Supply With 800,000 Plant Species on Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The doomsday vault keeps the world’s agricultural heritage in deep freeze.

The world is losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.

Are Salt-Loving Super Plants the Saviors of the Planet?

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2014 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's demand for food is set to increase by two-thirds by mid-century. That's where salt-loving plants, called halophytes, can make a difference.

Researchers confirm that neonicotinoid insecticides impair bee's brains and harm colonies

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2015 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Research confirmed that levels of insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause poor performance by bee colonies.

Nearly 1 in 10 European Bee Species Face Extinction

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A stunning 84 percent of the main crops grown for human consumption in Europe require insect pollination to enhance product quality and yields.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which has devastated honeybee populations.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.

DuPont Predicts CRISPR Plants on Dinner Plates in Five Years

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.

This is how the world growing more and more food with less land

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Two decades ago, food production started rising independently of new land.

Descartes Labs raises $5M for AI agricultural predictions

Posted in Software on 18th Nov, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Using deep learning technology, Descartes Labs claims that it can make more accurate predictions than the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bayer And Planetary Resources To Improve Agriculture With Space Data

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2016 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
'A powerful tool that can provide a new level of information on crops anywhere in the world'

Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
International scientists are calling for action to "future-proof" the prosperity of pollinating insects, birds and mammals.

Softbank and Bezos backed vertical farm startup has global expansion plans

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2017 09:25 AM
by Alex Muller
Plenty is a startup that has big vertical farming expansion plans $226 million in total venture funding.

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