Latest Crop diversity Stories
In light of growing concern over the potential impact of climate change on the global agricultural industry, scientists are searching for new ways to help ensure global access to some of the most important food crops.
The US is, contrary to long held belief, a fairly robust reservoir of plant diversity, especially among globally important food crops such as the sunflower, bean, sweet potato and strawberry plants.
A botanist brings a species of alfalfa from Siberia, to the United States.
Under a year since a huge tsunami inundated paddy fields in Japan with salty sludge, scientists are near to developing locally-adapted, salt-tolerant rice.
With climate change posing a threat to food production around the world, scientists are developing a form of virtual time travel that can offer farmers in many countries a glimpse of their future by identifying regions where growing conditions today match those that will exist 20 years from now.
The conventional wisdom that says the 20th century was a disaster for crop diversity is nothing more than a myth.
The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest.
Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.
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