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yesterday by kitoconnell
The new myth of herbicide rotation
It’s been a staple recommendation for years – rotate herbicides to effectively manage weed resistance. But troubling new research from the University of Illinois suggests that practice doesn’t really work.

“If you were to ask farmers what is the one thing you can do to delay resistance evolution, they’ll say rotate herbicides,” according to Pat Tranel, Ainsworth Professor in the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences. “This study shows that’s not true.”
ruokaturva  food  herbicide  agriculture  rotating  kiertotalous  luomu  anthropocene  hunger 
2 days ago by pelttari
The great nutrient collapse | Politco
The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. Kristie Ebi, professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
agriculture  teaching  food  culture 
2 days ago by mclearc
How Civilization Started | The New Yorker
Grain is taxable as it comes in solid harvests unlike many other crops. Ergo civilisation.
agriculture  history 
2 days ago by traggett
The great nutrient collapse
The fact that my bread doesn't have the micronutrients it did 20 years ago―how would you know?
food  agriculture  climate  future  trends 
2 days ago by mirthe
How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry | The New Yorker
The berry behemoth turned produce into a beauty contest, and won.
genetics  agriculture  food  business  academia  breeding 
4 days ago by soobrosa
The great nutrient collapse
Rising CO2 revs up photosynthesis, the process that helps plants transform sunlight to food. This makes plants grow, but it also leads them to pack in more carbohydrates like glucose at the expense of other nutrients that we depend on, like protein, iron and zinc.
environment  agriculture  co2  nutrition 
5 days ago by omnipotus
Agribotix | Agricultural Intelligence. Drone Enabled.
via Brad Bernthal, Sep 2017, for conference
"Agribotix is the agricultural intelligence company that provides fully supported, user-friendly, drone-enabled technologies and services developed exclusively for agriculture."
Boulder  UAS  drones  agriculture 
5 days ago by pierredv

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