Agriculture

More Than 100 Million Years Ago, the Origins of Farming Insects Began

More Than 100 Million Years Ago, the Origins of Farming Insects Began

A beetle bores a hole in a tree trunk to create a gallery in the wood to shelter its young. It distributes ambrosia fungal spores that will nourish the larvae while it digs the tunnel. The adult beetles will be the transmission vectors of the fungus spores in another environment if these bore ano.....

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Scientists Have Discovered an Unusual Enzyme that Plays a Key Role in Plant Infection

Scientists Have Discovered an Unusual Enzyme that Plays a Key Role in Plant Infection

Scientists have discovered previously unknown ways for agricultural diseases to get through plant cell walls, paving the door for the development of effective disease management technology. Bacterial infections in plants are notoriously difficult to eradicate. The focus is on stopping the bacteri.....

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Willow Tree

Willow Tree

Willows, also known as sallows and osiers, are a genus of trees in the Salicaceae family that are primarily native to northern temperate regions and are prized for their ornament, shade, erosion control, and wood. Willows are found in about 400 different species all over the world. They live pred.....

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The Protein Content of Fermented Beverages Supplemented with Pea and Rice Proteins is Comparable to Casein, an Animal Protein Present in Milk

The Protein Content of Fermented Beverages Supplemented with Pea and Rice Proteins is Comparable to Casein, an Animal Protein Present in Milk

The majority of probiotic and protein-enriched products are manufactured with dairy products; nevertheless, consumer demand for plant protein is increasing. As a result, the nutritional value of these proteins must be increased to match that of animal proteins. Probiotic drinks and other “funct.....

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Bacteria From the Plant Microbiota Have Been Revealed to be Suited to Their Host Species, According to Researchers

Bacteria From the Plant Microbiota Have Been Revealed to be Suited to Their Host Species, According to Researchers

Bacteria from the plant microbiome have been revealed to be adapted to their host species, according to an international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the University of Åarhus in Denmark. They illustrate how root-associated bacteria have a com.....

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Human Waste Rich in Nutrients, prepared for Farming and Economic Development

Human Waste Rich in Nutrients, prepared for Farming and Economic Development

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium demand, as well as agricultural fertilizer demand, are used to define supply-demand location typologies, their global prevalence, and the implications for resource recovery. Even with advanced sanitation infrastructure, nutrients would have to be transported ov.....

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Modest Duckweed Pond Plants can Help Researchers to Grow Better Harvests

Modest Duckweed Pond Plants can Help Researchers to Grow Better Harvests

Duckweed is an important source of food for fish and waterfowl in the wild. Duckweed serves as a home for a variety of frogs and fish. It also helps to preserve the habitat by providing enough shade to prevent the growth of oxygen-robbing algae. According to a Rutgers-led study, a tiny freshwater.....

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Rice has Effectively Illuminated the Process by which Plants Regulate the Quantity of Starch Generated by Photosynthesis, According to Biologists

Rice has Effectively Illuminated the Process by which Plants Regulate the Quantity of Starch Generated by Photosynthesis, According to Biologists

Rice has been successfully illuminate by a Kobe University research group lead by Associate Professor FUKAYAMA Hiroshi of the Graduate School of Agricultural Science to uncover the process by which plants regulate the quantity of starch generated through photosynthesis. This information migh.....

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Researchers Used Machine Learning, a Type of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to Anticipate Undiscovered Connections Between Known Viruses and Vulnerable Mammalian Species

Researchers Used Machine Learning, a Type of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to Anticipate Undiscovered Connections Between Known Viruses and Vulnerable Mammalian Species

A new University of Liverpool research might aid scientists in preventing the spread of current viruses that cause zoonotic and animal illnesses in the future. Researchers utilized machine-learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), to predict more than 20,000 previously unknown connections.....

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Microbes are Important in Increasing the Vigor of Hybrid Maize, According to a Study

Microbes are Important in Increasing the Vigor of Hybrid Maize, According to a Study

“Hybrid vigor,” a well-known phenomenon in which crossings between inbred lines of maize and other crops generate offspring that exceed their parents in yield, drought tolerance, and other desirable traits, is boosted by soil microorganisms, according to recent research. A recent article publ.....

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Beyond Organic Farming, Promoting Biodiversity-friendly Landscapes is Important

Beyond Organic Farming, Promoting Biodiversity-friendly Landscapes is Important

Is organic farming the only option for promoting biodiversity in agricultural landscapes? An international research team led by the University of Göttingen is calling this into question. A landscape mosaic of natural habitats and small-scale and diverse cultivated areas, according to the authors.....

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Advantages, Disadvantages, and Effects of Green Revolution

Advantages, Disadvantages, and Effects of Green Revolution

The Green Revolution, sometimes known as the Third Agricultural Revolution, was a significant increase in food grain production (particularly wheat and rice) that began in the mid-twentieth century, thanks in large part to the introduction of new, high-yielding varieties into emerging countries. .....

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