Agriculture News

Switzerland’s first pilot plant for indigenous forest biomass extraction

BFH and Schilliger Holz AG's pilot plant for producing extracts from indigenous forest biomass revolutionises the forestry and wood industry.

How drones are making an impact on innovative agriculture

How using innovative agriculture methods such as drones are critical to Agriculture 4.0 and the changing climate.

Crop rotations with legumes offer more nutritious and sustainable food production

Researchers have found that growing more legumes could be a more nutritious and sustainable food production approach for European agriculture.

Plants and insects threatened by pesticide use in agriculture

In new research that reveals potential consequences of pesticide use in agriculture, a group of scientists have found that applied pesticide toxicity in agriculture has significantly increased in plants and insects.

Future of food: Beneficial bacteria help wheat survive in the heat

Covering crop seeds with bacteria taken from a desert shrub can boost wheat harvests in hot fields and help crops survive heatwaves, which could protect the future of food.

The application of machine learning in agriculture

Mike Coffey, researcher at Scotland’s Rural College, explains how machine learning in agriculture is being used to transform the industry.

Protecting plant fertility from stress

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a molecular mechanism that protects plant fertility from stress.

Do microplastics in soil affect the growth of agricultural crops?

A new research project at the University of Bayreuth will assess the effects of microplastics in soil on the growth of agricultural crops.

Commercial farming’s deforestation in the Amazon increases temperatures and reduces rainfall

Researchers investigating deforestation in the Amazon report that commercial farms cause temperature increases and less rainfall.

New solar-powered milli-robots can gather data on crop performance and pesticide use

The SOMIRO project has developed swimming, solar-powered milli-robots to gather data on crop performance and pesticide use.

Scientists analyse plant microbes to understand crop health and boost food production

A team of researchers has identified 300 species of plant microbes that grow with common Asian vegetables, which could improve crop health.

Fermented food waste can boost healthy plant bacteria and increase crop growth

Scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria that increase crop growth, making plants more resistant to pathogens.


Agriculture

Agriculture refers to the cultivation of crops and raising of livestock and relies on the close management of resources in order to make it an effective and environmentally friendly process.