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Microbes rule in 'knee-high tropical rainforests'

Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical rainforests', support another 20 percent...

Long-distance survival: Effects of storage time and environmental exposure on...

Are soil organisms still risky after a year in the sun? International researchers placed trays of soil in and around sea containers, as well as in cupboards, to count the...

Scientists zero in on biological diversity in 'poor man's rainforest'

Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 percent.

How miniature predators get their favorite soil bacteria

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers has discovered that these predators --...

Vast carbon residue of ocean life

The oceans hold a vast reservoir -- 700 billion tons -- of carbon, dissolved in seawater as organic matter, often surviving for thousands of years after being produced by ocean...

Do breakfast cereals contain endocrine-disrupting pesticides?

The worrying results a survey 7 on a breakfast food, muesli, show the ubiquity of cocktails of hormone disrupting chemicals, also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the everyday...

Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage

Microbes improve soil quality by cycling nutrients and breaking plant residues down into soil organic matter. In an effort to detect consistent patterns across a large geographical area, researchers conducted...

Intercropping: Intersection of soil health, production

Plant diversity in intercropping leads to more diversity below ground too. Researchers are working to find the right combination for optimal crop and soil performance.

Soil management may help stabilize maize yield in the face...

How will we feed our growing population in the face of an increasingly extreme climate? Many experts suggest the answer lies in breeding novel crop varieties that can withstand the...
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European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2017

The session on the European organic market will take place place from 5 to 5.45 on February 15,...

The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2017

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 4 pm to 4.45 pm,...

Science Day 2017 at BIOFACH

On February 17, 2017, the fifth Science Day will take place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade...

Organic Innovation Days 2016 & Core Organic Brokerage event

Following the successful launch of the Organic Innovation Days in 2015, the second edition of...

European Union: Eurostat releases 2015 data on organic areas and...

With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic...

New rules for electronic certification of EU organic imports -...

New European Union (EU) rules introducing a system of electronic certification for imported organic...

TP Organics Stakeholder Forum

The TP Organics Stakeholder Forum is a member-only event. This year, a new Steering Committee is...

New platform for farmers to find organic solutions and exchange...

A new platform - OK-Net Arable - aimed at filling the gap in the exchange of information between...

International Scientific Conference on Research and Innovation in Organic Agriculture

The International Scientific Conference on Research and Innovation in Organic Agriculture will...
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