Agriculture & Timber

by George Jared -

Scientists try to stem the tide of bee losses

Bees pollinate about one-third of the world’s food supply, according to Sustain, a nonprofit agriculture policy organization. Bees pollinate all manner of fruits, vegetables, crops, and even some of the…

by George Jared -

Hydroponic agriculture trending upward

Hydroponic production of leafy green vegetables is trending upward in the U.S. But the closed, recirculating water systems can develop food and plant pathogens, said Ryan Dickson, assistant professor of…

by George Jared -

Crop burning to be studied

One of the most contentious issues between urban and rural communities revolves around the practice of burning crop residues in agriculture fields during the fall. Many in communities complain about…