This key fertiliser ingredient is subject to sudden price spikes.
We sampled sewage sludge from 13 wastewater treatment plants across three states. We found every resident adds microplastics to farmland, in dried sewage sludge (biosolids) used as fertiliser.
Satellite images and community perceptions combine to give a fuller picture of land use changes.
Cotton is one of the world’s largest crops and is harvested with large, heavy machines. Robotic harvesting could yield higher-quality cotton with less damage to plants and soil.
As we go from fishing to fish farming, we should borrow restorative approaches from permaculture.
Coming to grips with the economics of roses can be a thorny issue.
Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
New research shows that Neolithic migrants from Spain brought agriculture to Northern Morocco over 7,500 years ago.
The benefits of snake populations on agricultural land far outweigh the potential costs, and farmers should tolerate rather than kill them.
Green plants produce a specific gas when under attack to both directly ward off herbivores and pathogens and indirectly lure in herbivore predators.
The health of our soils is poor – and getting worse. Here’s why that matters and what we can do about it
Rapid and accelerating groundwater level declines are widespread in dry climates where groundwater is used for irrigation. But some communities have found ways to turn things around.
A study of dozens of city gardens and urban farms across the US and Europe found several ways to boost their benefits, not just for their neighborhoods, but for the planet.
One hundred years after the founding of the once-mighty Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the time might be ripe for a revival of Prairie farmer co-operatives.
Community-centred approaches to urban agriculture have been successful in various parts of the world.
Roman agricultural techniques may help wine producers to tackle the impacts of climate change, and even the UN is getting on board.
Migrant workers, despite being an essential part of the European agricultural workforce, are systematically exploited.
The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.
The impact of agricultural issues extends far beyond the farming community. Current social crises, including biodiversity loss and food inaccessibility, affect everyone.
Biotech firms are using climate goals opportunistically in an attempt to force through the deregulation of genetically modified crops.