crop production

Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production

The International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production (DigiCrop2020), which is running from November 1-10, 2020 fully online and free of charge, is the new flagship conference of…

Crop production in times of Corona

COVID-19 has only little structural impact on global crop production – this is one of the most important takeaways from the annual agri benchmark Cash Crop…

Soil-less sustainability: Novel agricultural crop production incorporating water reuse

Is it possible to minimize the extensive water consumption in agricultural crop production by water reuse? And can valuable nutrients from wastewater be…

Helping hands from within: Live-in bacteria protect plants against infections

Certain species of 'resident' bacteria can protect plant roots against fungal infections. Researchers from the Netherlands (Wageningen, Leiden, Rotterdam),…

Franco-German research initiative on low-pesticide agriculture in Europe

Today, synthetic, chemical-based crop protection products are used intensively in agriculture around the world in order to protect plants and crops against…

Root exudates affect soil stability, water repellency

As the growing season progresses, you might not notice much about what's happening to plants under the soil. Most of us pay attention to new shoots, stems,…

Draft sequence of the rye genome

A team of German plant researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in…

Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases

Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes,…

Covering the bases with cover crops

Most of us think that farmers grow and harvest crops for food. That's true for many crops: they either feed humans or farm animals. However, there's another…

Agricultural land-cover change in Kazakhstan

Global agricultural production will need to supply substantially more feed, food, and bioenergy in the coming decades, but most fertile lands are already under…

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