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For people who have an interest in the latest agricultural practices, technology, techniques and related applications. 

Ray of hope for more abundant wheat crops
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(Lancaster University) Using infrared gas analyzers connected to a miniature controlled environment chamber, Dr. Samuel Taylor and Professor Steve Long,
at the Lancaster Environment Centre simulated a sudden increase in sunlight following shade, and measured the time it took for the plant to regain its maximum photosynthesis efficiency
and take full advantage of the extra energy from light. They found it took about 15 minutes for photosynthesis to reach maximum efficiency. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
'Lost city' used 500 years of soil erosion to benefit crop farming
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(University of York) Researchers at the University of York working on a 700-year-old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited farming practices for some 500 years. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves
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(University of Southern California) Scientists at the University of Southern California and Texas A&M University are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads
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(Penn State) With water quality in the Chesapeake Bay suffering from excess nutrients and fish populations in rivers such as the Susquehanna experiencing gender skewing and other reproductive abnormalities, understanding how to minimize runoff of both nutrients and endocrine-disrupting compounds from farm fields after manure applications is a critical objective for agriculture. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizer
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(American Chemical Society) As the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from rapeseed pollen. The study, appearing in ACS Omega, found that applying the carbon dots to hydroponically cultivated lettuce promoted its growth by 50 perc... www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Horticulture Dept Organises Organic Expo In Vijayawada Siddhartha Hotel Management College | NW
The Department of Horticulture in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) coducts its first ‘Organic-cum- Nursery Expo’ at Siddhartha College...
Tropical trees maintain high carbon accumulation rates into old age
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(PLOS) Tropical trees maintain high carbon accumulation rates into old age, according to a study published Aug. 16, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Köhl from the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and colleagues. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Technology Solutions for Agriculture
Tech soluctions for agriculture
Top technology solutions for agriculture The world of farming has changed enormously over the last hundred years. As the agricultural revolution gave rise softwaredevelopersindia.com...
Technology tracks 'bee talk' to help improve honey bee health
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(Simon Fraser University) A Simon Fraser University researcher has devised a new bee monitoring system to better understand what more than 20,000 honeybees housed in hives in a local field are 'saying' to each other -- looking for clues about their health. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
This Midwestern Greenhouse Has Perfected The Art Of Growing Quality Tomatoes Year-Round" data-reactid="11
P 1 a chicago area greenhouse has perfected the art of growing quality tomatoes year round
No more ruining deli sandwiches–and no more shipping bad tomatoes across the country. MightyVine’s hydroponic technology produces ripe, red tomatoes, on land close to the city.
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