In the quest to maximize the efficiency of agriculture for a growing planet, farmers have recently turned to drones. They are using them to detect pests and to map weeds.
Scientists have developed a rice line that requires less fertilizer without sacrificing yield.
The “Anthropocene,” the current geological epoch in which humans are the dominant influence on the earth’s climate and ecosystems, is often considered to refer to the modern, industri
There’s much handwringing over the negative environmental effects of agriculture and livestock production.
Known practices such as intensified production of crops, better livestock management, efficient use of water, and nutrient management for annual crops will only reduce emissions by 21–40 p
When we think of the earth’s farmland in a hotter, more drought-prone future, a picture of parched, barren wastelands might come to mind.
Clearing native vegetation for agriculture is disrupting climate dynamics in the Cerrado, which could ultimately reduce the region’s capacity for food production
When it comes to climate change concerns, carbon may get the most attention, but methane and nitrous oxide emissions are also a source of trouble.
That eating meat can contribute to climate change is a sore subject for many. Much research has pointed out that livestock production is a significant source of greenhouse gases.
A combination of water management techniques can increase crop calorie production by 41 percent.