Telangana-based NGO wins UN’s Equator Prize

Telangana-based NGO wins UN’s Equator Prize

June 04, 2019 The Hindu The women sangams (groups) of the Deccan Development Society have bagged the United Nation’s Equator Prize for 2019. They have been selected for standing as ‘an outstanding example of a local, nature-based solution to climate change and...
Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change

Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change

05/06/2019 France 24 Ferenc Kardos planted 300 hectares of sorghum instead of corn this year. From the fertile Hungarian plain where he lives all the way to southeastern France, the hot weather cereal is taking root in Europe. “With corn, we suffered losses...
Save money by trying sorghum instead of corn silage

Save money by trying sorghum instead of corn silage

Jun 03, 2019 American Agriculturist Sorghum can produce a much lower-cost forage for dry cows and heifers. With some corn varieties topping $350 a bag, or $140 an acre, BMR sorghum at 10 pounds of seed per acre is only about $20 an acre, a savings of $120 an acre...
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,...
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