A recent article in the journal Weed Science describes a new rapid "leaf-disk assay" that uses chlorophyll fluorescence emissions to determine whether a weed is resistant to various systemic and contact herbicides.
A study by the UCO and the University of Leon reveals that milk pH is a characteristicthat should be incorporated into the improvement programme for the enhancement of the Churra sheep's milk used for cheese production.
The Diverfarming Project has published the first results of three years of diversification of these vineyards and reveals the environmental and production advantages of this practice.
Eucalyptus, a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil, can be genetically modified not to reproduce sexually, a key step toward preventing the global tree plantation staple from invading native ecosystems.
A natural brilliant blue coloring has been discovered by an international team of researchers including chemists at UC Davis. The new cyan blue, obtained from red cabbage, could be an alternative to synthetic blue food colorings such as the widely used FD&C Blue No. 1.
Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh produce have caused farmers to re-evaluate their practices. A recent analysis published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology of a 27-year experiment comparing organic and conventional soil management indicates that animal-based composts do not promote pathogen survival and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens.
New research shows aquatic species contain distinct and complementary sets of micronutrients--while animals offered similar amounts of protein, they varied greatly in concentrations of micronutrients that are crucial in fighting hidden hunger around the globe.
Researchers studying the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on food production among smallholder bean farmers in 11 countries found multiple food security threats.
Dry periods between rainstorms have become longer and more erratic across the West during the past 50 years, based on a study published by the Agricultural Research Service and the University of Arizona. Total yearly rainfall has decreased by about four inches over the last five decades, with rain falling in fewer and sometimes larger storms, along with longer dry intervals between. The longest dry period in each year increased from 20 to 32 days.
A University of Guam review of published research on the critically endangered Serianthes nelsonii tree has revealed a reason why the population of the trees continues to be endangered despite a long history of funded conservation projects and a national recovery plan implemented 26 years ago. The review article, co-authored by biologists of the Plant Physiology Laboratory of UOG's Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, was published on March 2 in Horticulturae journal.