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Sensors and Big Data Provide Farmers with Decision-Making Support

Researchers in the field of e-agriculture like to repeat an anecdote according to which farmers used to tell their children they should study if...

Study Identifies Likely Scenarios for Global Spread of Devastating Crop Disease

New races of wheat rust are threatening wheat worldwide, and we need to know which areas are at riskChris GilliganStem rust, named for the...
Leaf sensors

Leaf Sensors Can Tell Farmers When Crops Need to Be Watered

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing...
Purple bacteria

Purple Bacteria Shine Path to Super-efficient Light Harvesting

In its billions of years on earth, plant life has become super-efficient at using light – and now it’s showing how it does it.A...

Scientists Discover Noninvasive Technique to Monitor Migraines

New UBC research has found that amplified electroencephalograms (EEGs) can produce diagnostic results of a brainwave associated with migraines and epilepsy that are comparable...
Superabsorbent Polymers

Saving Water with Superabsorbent Polymers

Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them...

Genetic Identities of the World’s First Farmers Revealed

The study, published in the journal ‘Nature’, has illuminated the genetic identities and population dynamics of the world’s first farmers. They achieved this by...