When it comes to ending global hunger, forests may be the trump card.
Insecticides are used across the globe. Now, though, scientists have discovered that there is global contamination of surface waters.
A new genetics study on cultivated papaya has found that the hermaphrodite version of the plant, which is of the most use to growers, arose as a result of human selection, possibly by the ancient Maya, about 4,000 years ago.
Understanding plants' immune systems may just lead to better tomatoes and other plants.
Are our climate changes, scientists are examining new strains of crops to see which ones are the hardiest. Now some of the most underappreciated crops could become the most valuable tools in agriculture.
Scientists have found that in the coming decades, at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.
Nicotine isn't healthy for people. It can cause a host of problems if we have too much of it. Now, though, researchers have found that the naturally occurring chemicals found in tobacco flowers and other plants may just be the right prescription for ailing bees.
Climate change is causing drought to be more likely in the breadbasket of the U.S. Now, though, researchers may have found a way to counteract this type of drought.
Scientists have found that if crop-pollinating insects like bees continue to decline, more than half of the people in some developing countries may be at risk for malnutrition.
The future of agriculture may be all about drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles could greatly help farmers with precision agriculture in the future.
Scientists have analyzed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable and non-renewable resources and have found that for 18 renewable resources, the annual growth rate reached its peak around 2006.
When levees fail and land floods, it can devastate the area for years afterward. Now, scientists have announced that when it comes to flood recovery, soil damages should also be assessed-especially when it comes to agriculture.