Corn yields can suffer in high heat.
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Much of the US has been experiencing heat waves in recent weeks. An economist explains how the often record-high temperatures can affect the economy.
New ABARES research examines the climate change challenge facing Australian farmers
Paraquat’s potentially lethal effects on humans are well known. But our research has found it also causes serious environmental damage.
Fallow farms in rainfed south India.
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There is a long-term agrarian crisis, as yields are stagnant, water runs out and topsoil blows away.
Aboriginal people once used native grasses to produce bread. So let’s resurrect Australia’s ancient breadmaking tradition.
A farmer in Bubi near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, shows damage to his maize crop caused by the fall armyworm.
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Farmers should use biopesticides - naturally occurring substances that kill pests such as the fall armyworm - instead of using pesticides, which are often highly toxic.
Genetically engineered tobacco plants growing in a greenhouse.
As the climate changes and the population grows, meeting the demand for food will become more difficult as arable land declines. But an international team of scientists has figured out an innovative solution to dramatically bumping up crop yields.