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Straw Can Enhance Soil Fertility and Reduce Ammonia Pollution

Straw incorporation — shredding and burying straw — has been widely promoted as an environmentally-friendly method to increase soil organic carbon stocks and improve...

Are Wildflowers a Natural Alternative to Pesticides?

With research constantly reminding us of the negative consequences of using pesticides, there is a growing international movement to make farming pesticide-free. The idea...

Netherlands Leading World in Agricultural Innovation

At first glance, no one would imagine that the Netherlands, a country located close to the Arctic, would fare well in large-scale agriculture. But...

Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse...

By Improving Soil Quality, We Can Slow Global Warming

Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the...

A Farm Full of Cockroaches

An attack of the cockroaches could be a possibility in Xichang, a city located in Sichuan, Southwest China. That’s because the city houses a...

Agricultural Sustainability Project Reaches Farmers Across China

Smallholder farmers who cultivate perhaps only a few hectares of land dominate the agricultural landscape in places like China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Increasing...

How Vulnerable Are Grazing Lands to Climate Change?

Some 800 million people around the world depend on livestock that graze on natural vegetation for their livelihoods and food security. In a good...

A look at the Benefits of Organic Foods and Organic Farming

I'm a mother myself, and as such, I do my very best to give my children the best food we can afford. That being...

The Bear Bile Industry Must Stop Now

In Asia, bears have been captured or raised on bear farms for their bile. The method that is used is a cruel and painful...

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