Searching for superpowers? Chefs look to forgotten ingredients

By Karla Mendes, Anuradha Nagaraj and Inna Lazareva Thomson Reuters Foundation On three continents, three women have taken three different paths to find healthy and tasty solutions to one of the world’s greatest health crises – poor nutrition. Chef Bela Gil found her solution in Brazil’s Amazon; in India, Anahita Dhondy discovered her answer in […]

Courting nitrogen in cover crop, sweet potato pairings

American Society of Agronomy – Some relationships can be complicated. Take the one between sweet potato crops and soil nitrogen, for example. Too little nitrogen and sweet potato plants don’t grow well and have low yields. Too much nitrogen, however, boosts the growth of leaves and branches at the expense of storage roots. That also […]

Cover crops to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Penn State – Cover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a Penn State researcher. Climate-change mitigation and adaptation may be additional, […]

Balancing complex organic rotations

By John Greig OrganicBiz staff One of the biggest challenges for organic farmers is coming up with the complex crop rotations that help them manage nutrients, markets and environmental impacts. Katherine Stanley, a research associate at the University of Manitoba, outlined the multiple factors organic farmers need to take into consideration when determining their crop […]