Articles tagged "agriculture"

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Fall armyworm spreading through Taiwan

The crop-eating fall armyworm, first detected in Taiwan on June 10, is spreading through the country. 18 counties and cities across the country have detected it, as of June 18. An emergency response team has been set up to enforce preventive measures in the affected...

June 19, 2019

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Extreme weather makes significant impact on Scottish agriculture, food prices, U.K.

Extreme weather contributed to losses of up to £161 million for Scotland’s farmers during 2017 and 2018, according to a new independent economic report. The losses represent around 6% of the total agricultural output of the previous year. The hardest hit...

April 12, 2019

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Rapid Apple Decline - massive die-offs of young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and Canada

An unknown disease now called Rapid Apple Decline (RAD) and Sudden Apple Decline (SAD) is affecting young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and neighboring parts of Canada, causing massive die-offs. The problem was first recognized about 8 years ago. The most...

April 12, 2019

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European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been...

August 08, 2018

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Industrial agriculture has reached its 'peak,' say scientists; time for a return to small-scale organics

The era of large-scale monoculture, with all of its toxic pesticides and untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), could finally be coming to an end. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) discovered recently that yield expansion rates for most

January 24, 2014

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Access to water resources key for food security

Recurring droughts highlight need to better manage water resources and safeguard food security. Ongoing worldwide drought has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes every other year since 2007.One of the key messages that FAO is

August 29, 2012

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Could crop ancestors feed the world?

The world is facing starvation as climate change disrupts food production and the population booms and science’s last hope may be locked inside Syria's forgotten wild plants.The race is on to develop and test improved crop varieties to feed the world's growing

May 02, 2011