Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say

Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say

3-Jun-2019 EurekAlert ITHACA, N.Y. – Climate change-induced heat stress will play a larger role than drought stress in reducing the yields of several major U.S. crops later this century, according to Cornell University researchers who weighed in on a high-stakes...
Climate change eats into output of top 10 food crops

Climate change eats into output of top 10 food crops

03 June 2019 Down To Earth Climate change has disproportionately affected the production of the world’s top 10 crops majorly in vulnerable countries in Asia and the Americas, a study claimed. The output of barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed,...
An ode to millets

An ode to millets

Jun 04 2019 Deccan Herald If you thought risotto, gnocchi, buns and pancakes are a sheer indulgence, you are wrong. These days, chefs are presenting a whole lot of high-calorie dishes with a ‘healthy’ twist. The dishes don’t ooze of regular ingredients like cheese or...
Grain Sorghum Could Be a Fit for Waterlogged Farms

Grain Sorghum Could Be a Fit for Waterlogged Farms

May 30 2019 Successful Farming With just 58% of the nation’s corn crop planted and conditions unsuitable for planting for the next several days, some farmers are looking for alternative crops to plant. Imagine a crop that grows similar to corn, has many of the same...
Millet in the U.S.: A Farmer’s Perspective

Millet in the U.S.: A Farmer’s Perspective

May 2019 foodtank Millet production in the United States increased 16 percent from 2016 to 2017 according to Statista, and is experiencing a sharp rise in popularity. Jean Hediger, a certified organic millet farmer, says the rise is due to consumers recognizing the...

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