Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
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In the wake of COVID-19, researchers can become trusted figures of authority who can re-appropriate their networks, skills and knowledge to better the lives of vulnerable populations.
June 26, 2020 • ~10 min
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One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 agriculture pesticides n95-masks integrated-pest-management farmers occupational-safety farmworkers natural-pesticides labor-costs
Farmers are facing challenges related to demand, workforce, and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert warns the impact could be long-lasting.
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Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."
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"The irony is that by fighting against certain environmental regulations, these folks may be damaging their own earning capacity."
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Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) can make pigs super sick. But it's no match for a cold plasma reactor, researchers say.
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A better test for gauging nitrogen needs in corn fields could mean economic benefits for farmers and be better for the environment, too.
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In a world where it can seem to children that food miraculously appears on the plate, school gardens offer a way to get them back in touch with their food
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