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Growing reliance on foreign crops threatens diversity

shutterstock 381293695New research has revealed that countries increasingly rely on introduced plants for food and need to cooperate to protect crop diversity

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RNA offers an alternative to plant pesticides

3775284981 7fe09881fa oA nano-sized bio-degradable clay comprising double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides

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Case IH autonomous tractor development awarded silver medal at SIMA awards

CASE IH ACV 0321312312312131123Prize awarded by SIMA organization in recognition of the autonomous concept vehicle’s potential to make both machinery and labour more productive, with a tractor based on proven Case IH Magnum drivetrain with a design focused on safety and productivity with new styling to match

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Bayer, Yara join hands to deliver technology to farmers

2017 0008 1Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability

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International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

chana 390705 640At the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) hosted by Burkina Faso with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the organisation said that the year helped raise awareness globally of the many benefits of pulses, and boosted knowledge sharing and partnerships, but gains must be further strengthened to achieve the international community’s sustainable development goals

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