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Global Agronomy

11/15/2017

Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land – called intercropping – can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource...

9/20/2017

Domesticating plants to grow as crops can turn out to be a double-edged scythe.

On one hand, selecting specific desirable traits, such as high yields, can increase crop productivity. But...

9/13/2017

On the steep farming slopes of China, Bozhi Wu and his research associates are finding ways to improve ec...

5/17/2017

Studying the effects of great cormorant droppings on water reservoirs is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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5/10/2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants....

5/3/2017

When you are tired or hungry, you’re not as productive. You may need to rest or eat. If you push yourself too far, you may get ill.

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3/15/2017

Beauty and utility in one bright package, sunflowers are one of just a few commercial crops with origins in the United States.

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3/8/2017

Montreal: Famous for its churches, carriage rides…and urban agriculture.

Yes, urban agriculture. Montrealers have cultivated not only a love for food, but also a love for food grown...

2/1/2017

The small but mighty chickpea packs a dietary and environmental punch. They are an important source of nutrition, especially protein, for billions of people across the world. Additionally,...

12/21/2016

Tim Close has found himself, happily, stuck in a library. But it’s not your typical library with shelves and books. It’s a genetic library of cowpea varieties, also known as black-eyed...