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Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...ganic farming produces the same yields of corn and soybeans as does conventional farming, but uses 30 percent ... energy and economic costs and benefits of growing soybeans and corn organically versus conventionally. The study is a review of the Rodale Institute Farming Sy...

Ethanol and biodiesel from crops not worth the energy

Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study. "There is just no energy benefit to using plant biomass for liquid f...

Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior

Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study. "There is just no energy benefit to using plant biomass for liquid f...

Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits

...ded to extract oil from seeds, such as sunflowers, soybeans and rapeseeds. Nevertheless, he said further studies should be done to investigate whether phenolic compounds in olive oil can be linked to improved health outcomes. "Although our study shows a direct benefit of an olive oil with high content in phe...

Plants, too, have ways to manage freeloaders

...esearchers have suggested that one way plants like soybeans can keep nodules small is by limiting oxygen, but ...g, she said. Simms noted that crop plants such as soybeans have been shown to produce smaller nodules when their bacteria were deprived of atmospheric nitrogen...

Pesticides in the nation's streams and ground water

...throughout the study period as its use on corn and soybeans declined, with no levels greater than its aquatic-life benchmark by the end of the study. In contrast, both the use and the levels of atrazine, the most heavily used herbicide in the Corn Belt region, remained relatively high throughout the study pe...

Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait

...te potato blight in vegetables including potatoes, soybeans and tomatoes. "It sounds crazy, but it's not totally ridiculous to consider such a drug," said Kamoun, who is an expert on the Phytophthora group of pathogens. He conducted the study with lead author Kasturi Haldar, of Northwestern, and with colleag...

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

...s seeking to produce new varieties of allergy-free soybeans without genetic engineering. Crop scientists at t...tents so that companies and breeders involved with soybeans can incorporate these two lines as quickly as possible," Hymowitz said. Companies in Japan, Canada a...

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...he soil. Rotation legume crops such as alfalfa and soybeans require such interaction to naturally replace nitrogen levels that, in turn, benefit primary market crops like corn grown after legume rotations. __IMAGE_2 Legume plants secrete chemical signals that recruit the friendly bacteria, which work wi...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...at 10t/ha, the biomass of wheat was tripled and of soybeans was more than doubled," said Dr Van Zwieten. "This percentage increase remained the same when applications of nitrogen fertiliser were added to both the agrichar and the control plots. "For the wheat, agrichar alone was about as beneficial for ...

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