How to Stop Weeds From Robbing Crops of Moisture and Nutrients

Weeds are invasive plant species that often interfere with agriculture. They take advantage of healthy soil and steal valuable fluids and nutrients from crops, making the harvest less nutritious and thus less beneficial. Here are some ways to stop weeds from robbing...

Climate change causes a run on banks, for crop genes (commentary)

While the impacts of climate change are putting pressure on agriculture, they are also making the conservation of the world’s most important crops more challenging.Even industrialized nations like Portugal, Spain and Italy–as well as research institutes and...

Smartphone app help farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

Pests and diseases destroy between 20 and 40% of crops globally, and farmers in developing countries are especially vulnerable to that destruction because they often aren’t sure what is affecting their crops. Or they lack good advice on how to control it. Lower yields...