Scientific World

Plant breeding

Researchers at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have identified a set of promising genes in chickpea that could play a key role in the plant's defence against dry root rot…

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Agriculture

Environmental targets to limit excess nitrogen require the large-scale deployment of dedicated nitrogen mitigation strategies to avoid a strong increase in the risk of food insecurity. Without these measures, the amount…

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ICT

With a satellite system that measures drought stress in plants, two researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, have developed a technology that enables the agricultural sector…

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Forestry

A new study by the German University of Bayreuth confirms significant carbon storage in African mountain forests. With this great storage capacity, these forests have made a major contribution to climate protection.

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Water

The DAFNE project, funded by the European Union, has developed a methodology for avoiding conflicts of use in transboundary rivers. The model-based procedure allows for participatory planning and cooperative management…

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Plant protection

A team of scientists have identified a promising resistance gene that could help fight a devastating fungus called stem rust, which attacks wheat crops and threatens global food security.

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Climate change

An international team of researchers explored the potential of using finely ground rock to help with the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere on the road to achieving net-zero emissions and keeping global warming below…

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Innovation

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a condenser for countries where water is in short supply. Theirs is the first zero-energy solution for harvesting water from the atmosphere throughout the 24-hour daily cycle. It…

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Food systems

Better production, better nutrition and a better environment are the guiding concepts of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), which is to take place under the leadership of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

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Soils

Intense agricultural use of soil is causing its degradation in many areas. Now researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have developed a rapid test for measuring soil quality on site. This should allow farmers to monitor…

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