Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the most critical questions surrounding climate change is how it might affect the food supply for a growing global population. A new study by researchers from Brown and Tufts universities suggests that researchers have been overlooking how two key human responses to climate — how much land people
Monday, February 29th, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers are placing greater expectations on the ability to verify the authenticity, value, sustainability, quality and safety of the seafood they choose to consume which makes traceability vital for the seafood industry. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center outlines in detail the issues businesses in the seafood industry
Monday, September 21st, 2015
ELORA, ON, Sept. 21, 2015—Farming is changing. There is a new generation taking over and they are doing business differently. As in any other industry today, this generation is ready to adapt to the latest technologies out there that can serve them best. Go360|bioTrack serves notice that it is the go-to system with application for livestock farmers
Friday, September 18th, 2015
MANHATTAN, Kan.—U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less crop diversity may also be impacting
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
June 9, 2015—The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil’s ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a recently published study led by researchers at the U.S.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
The potential long-term impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops on biodiversity of the agricultural landscape have been the subject of controversy. A new article in the journal Weed Science describes a large-scale study analyzing the effects of glyphosate-resistant crops on the diversity of agricultural weeds. This study examined 156 field sites with at least a 3-year history of growing glyphosate-resistant crops
Monday, April 20th, 2015
April 20, 2015—University of Queensland agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops, potentially saving farmers time and money.
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
MANHATTAN, Kansas, March 19, 2015—Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems — or UAS — as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen.
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Feb. 20, 2015—A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world’s wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Space-age technology is coming to the aid of rural herders in Kenya, helping them deal with drought, climate change, civil unrest and land-use pressures that threaten food security in the region.