Asian farmers failing to use pest-resistant rice
By Talent Ng'andwe Rice farmers in China and South-East Asia are neglecting to adopt new pest-resistant cultivars, preferring to rely on excessive use of insecticide to combat pests, according to a leading rice scientist.
Event alert: Sustainable Land Management 'Status conference 2013'
17-19 April 2013, Berlin - GermanyThe status conference will be organised jointly by modules A and B.
Module A "Interaction between land management, climate change and ecosystem services"
Module A has a mainl...
Article alert: Effect of water management, arsenic and phosphorus levels on rice in a high-arsenic soil–water system: II. Arsenic uptake
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2012) 80(1): 145–151. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2012.02.020Talukder et al.Rice consumption is one of the major pathways for As intake in populations that depend on a rice d...
Biodiversity loss threatens key ecosystem functions
Science for Environment Policy (2012) 302A synthesis of 192 studies has provided a quantitative estimate of the impact of the loss of plant biodiversity on ecosystem primary production, showing that this impact ...
Article alert: A map of rice genome variation reveals the origin of cultivated rice
Nature (2012) doi: 10.1038/nature11532Huang et al.Crop domestications are long-term selection experiments that have greatly advanced human civilization. The domestication of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa
Environmentally-harmful fungal diseases on the rise
Scientists have called for tighter biosecurity measures to reduce the growing threat to biodiversity, food security and ecosystems from fungal infections. Their study reveals that fungal disease outbreaks are on the rise arou...
New hybrid rice withstand pests
By PhilRiceNewly commercialized hybrid rice varieties bred by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and University of the Philippines-Los Baños, withstood tungro infestations in some parts of the co...
Enhancing Management of Rice Insect Pests Through Ecological Engineering
Ecological engineering is the development of strategies to maximize ecosystem services through improving biodiversity to provide refugia, food and breeding places for predators, parasitoids and pollinators. It involves human ...
Messages to policy-makers from conservation scientists gathered in Glasgow
ECCB expresses concerns about the on-going intensification and homogenization of agricultural landscapes across Europe and beyond. It calls for a robust and effective plan for sustainable land use that meets current and growi...
Scientist ready to engage policy-makers in the new Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
“IPBES, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, is established and we welcome the initiative”, said Carlo Rondinini of the Global Mammal Assessment program at the European Congres...
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