Colonies of the Eastern honey bee, the original host of parasitic Varroa destructor mites, survive infestations that are fatal to Western honey bees.
- Weak bees make strong colonies
- Before you plant this spring, consider the birds
- Resurrection Experiment
- Farming amoebae carry around detoxifying food
- Plants force fungal partners to behave fairly
- Could new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?
- One crop breeding cycle from starvation
- Researcher improves crop performance with new biotechnology
- 57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees
- Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 1, 2016
Plants and pesticides that you choose to plant in your yard can affect the bird species diversity in your neighborhood
May 3, 2016
Project Baseline will monitor effects of climate change on plant evolution
Apr 29, 2016
The social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum can farm symbiotic bacteria for food by carrying them from generation to generation. New research shows that these bacteria can also protect the amoeba from environmental toxins.
Apr 22, 2016
Plants react intelligently to their environment: if they can choose between more cooperative and less cooperative fungal partners, they supply the latter with fewer nutrients and thus force them to cooperate more.
Apr 11, 2016
A class of commonly used fungicides has been found that produce gene expression changes similar to those in people with autism and neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.
Mar 30, 2016
Global population growth, urbanization, and a changing climate mean staple food crops will need to achieve much higher yields. New research proposes genetic engineering solutions to improve photosynthetic efficiency of food crops, boosting yield under higher temperatures and carbon dioxide levels.
Researchers have discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which improves its use of water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and yield. This discovery could be instrumental in agriculture food security by improving crop sustainability/production
Mar 23, 2016
European honeybees are being poisoned with up to 57 different pesticides, according to new research. A new method for detecting a whole range of pesticides in bees could help unravel the mystery behind the widespread decline of honeybees in recent years, and help develop an approach to saving them.
Researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, and protect and improve the environment