Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat | Outdoors

Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat |  Outdoors

DOUG LEIER ND Game and Fish Department The single most important factor in maintaining or growing wildlife populations — ducks, deer, pheasants, you name it — is habitat. If you’d like more deer tags available, more pheasants in the field or ducks in flight, habitat is where the conversation begins. Often, we connect habitat to … Read more

Welland vertical farm growing leafy greens with the same technology used by NASA in outer space

Welland vertical farm growing leafy greens with the same technology used by NASA in outer space

Quality over quantity. That’s the goal of Vision Greens, a vertical farm in Welland’s industrial park near Highway 140, which has been growing lettuces, arugula and basil since last May. Vertical farming is a process of growing crops indoor in a stacked formation. The Enterprise Drive facility has the capacity to harvest about 450 kilograms … Read more

Welland vertical farm growing leafy greens with the same technology used by NASA in outer space

Welland vertical farm growing leafy greens with the same technology used by NASA in outer space

Quality over quantity. That’s the goal of Vision Greens, a vertical farm in Welland’s industrial park near Highway 140, which has been growing lettuces, arugula and basil since last May. Vertical farming is a process of growing crops indoor in a stacked formation. The Enterprise Drive facility has the capacity to harvest about 450 kilograms … Read more

Modern Agri strategies, environment-friendly tech to accelerate rural economy transformation: LG

Modern Agri strategies, environment-friendly tech to accelerate rural economy transformation: LG

Asserting that adopting modern agricultural strategies and environment-friendly technologies will accelerate the transformation of the rural economy, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday expressed confidence that the students will change the face of agriculture and horticulture. Sinha said the government has taken certain steps for more effective implementation of schemes in agriculture and allied sector … Read more

$12.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate | Outdoors

.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate |  Outdoors

BISMARCK TRIBUNE STAFF The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is helping fund a $12.5 million effort to boost grassland habitat throughout the Northern Great Plains. Program goals include putting about 62,000 acres of land under conservation easements, restoring 70,000 acres of habitat, removing or improving 44 miles of fencing to wildlife-friendly specifications, and conserving 31 … Read more

How molecular biology could reduce global food insecurity | MIT News

How molecular biology could reduce global food insecurity |  MIT News

Staple crops like rice, maize, and wheat feed over half of the global population, but they are vulnerable to severe environmental risks. The effects of climate change, including changing temperatures, rainfall variability, shifting patterns of agricultural pests and diseases, and saltwater intrusion from sea-level rise, all contributing to decreased crop yields. As these effects continue … Read more

Looking back at 50 years of environmental multilateralism

Looking back at 50 years of environmental multilateralism

In the five decades since, countries have worked together to repair the ozone layer, protect the oceans, and phase out deadly forms of air pollution. With the planet preparing to celebrate the 49th World Environment Day on 5 June, experts say the world must quickly rekindle the spirit of multilateralism that led to those successes. … Read more

UGA plant biologist named finalist for the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik National Award | Campus News

UGA plant biologist named finalist for the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik National Award |  Campus News

University of Georgia plant biologist Robert Schmitz was recently chosen as a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers, according to an article from UGA Today. Chosen from a pool of 309 nominees from 150 top universities and institutions across 38 states, … Read more

Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Soil can be considered black gold, and we’re running out it. The United Nations declared soil finite and predicted catastrophic loss within 60 years. “There are places that have already lost all of their topsoil,” Jo Handelsman, author of “A World Without Soil,” and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNBC. The impact … Read more

Saving Water but growing more; new technology saving water and the environment, could make a difference in farm profitability

Saving Water but growing more;  new technology saving water and the environment, could make a difference in farm profitability

SANTA PAULA (KABC) — The amount of water you can save at home is a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things, but agricultural users are responsible for an estimated 50% of total water used in California, so if they can reduce, it would be noticeable. Ranch manager Jason Cole of Cole … Read more