Increasing Efficiency Planting and Harvesting

Throughout agricultural history, the primary focus has been on increasing crop yields to feed a growing civilization. Farmers must regularly account for factors that would boost or hinder crop production, implementing best management practices and innovative...

Ugandan study reveals higher yields and pest resistance with Bt maize

African scientists have demonstrated that genetically modified Bt maize offers much higher yields and better pest resistance than conventional varieties — traits that could greatly improve food security on the continent. In their study, published in Science Direct,...

Targeting a neglected threat to potato production in Africa

With an ability to produce more food per hectare than most crops, the potato has great potential to contribute to Africa’s expanding food needs. But that potential is all too often cut short by pathogens and pests that decimate potato yields across the region. ...