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Wheat myth comes a cropper

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research. The University of Queensland’s Dr Kai Voss-Fels said modern wheat varieties have out-performed older varieties in side-by-side…
Isabel
30/06/2019
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Superweed resists another class of herbicides

We’ve all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing and panicking medical science. The plant analogue may just be waterhemp, a broadleaf weed common to corn and soybean fields…
Isabel
27/06/2019
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How plants are working hard for the planet

As the planet warms, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change – and research published in Trends in Plant Science has assessed how plants are responding to increasing carbon dioxide (CO2). “We know that terrestrial plants…
Isabel
24/06/2019
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A global map to understand changing forests

An international collaboration of hundreds of scientists - led in part by the Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) Laboratory in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - has developed the world’s first global map of tree symbioses.…
Isabel
21/06/2019

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