Oysters and clams do just fine when farmed together

Raising oysters and clams in the same area isn't common, but a new study shows it works—and could benefit shellfish farmers' bottom line.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
April 2, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture food shellfish

Genes link ‘Green Revolution’ to rice gone feral

Weedy rice is the result with cultivars of the crop go rogue. New research traces their origins to the "Green Revolution."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture genomes rice

In 40 years, cities ate up a surprising amount of rural space

Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.

Texas A&M University
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture cities land rural-communities

Farms with diverse crops protect animals and the climate

Farms with diverse crops can protect endanged species and biodiversity while also standing up better to the effects of climate change, researchers say.

Stanford
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity climate-change conservation sustainability

California’s strict air pollution laws are good for farmers

"The irony is that by fighting against certain environmental regulations, these folks may be damaging their own earning capacity."

Brian Bell-UC Irvine
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture california climate-change farmers food laws pollution sustainability

Cold plasma can kill dangerous airborne pig virus

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) can make pigs super sick. But it's no match for a cold plasma reactor, researchers say.

U. Michigan
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine agriculture farmers pigs plasma viruses

Myanmar lost 60% of mangrove forests in 20 years

In the last 20 years, more than 60% of Myanmar's mangrove forests were converted to agricultural use, report researchers.

National University of Singapore
March 5, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture conservation forests land

Super popular weed killer threatens biodiversity

Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers, can make ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.

McGill University
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity climate-change evolution pesticides plankton

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture business electricity prediction sustainability

Some sorghum can ‘hide’ from witchweed

The parasite witchweed is one of the greatest threats to food security in Africa. New research identifies how some sorghum crops resist it.

Gail McCormick-Penn State
Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture genes parasites plants

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