Yusuf Ibrahim, a tomato farmer in Kano, Nigeria, has lost almost 90 percent of his crop this year to Tuta absoluta.

A 20 percent sugar tax could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, new research led by Newcastle University shows.

Vertical farming systems (VFS) have been proposed as an engineering solution to increase productivity per unit area of cultivated land by extending crop production into the vertical dimension. To test whether this approach presents a viable alternative to horizontal crop production systems, a VFS (where plants were grown in upright cylindrical columns) was compared against a conventional horizontal hydroponic system (HHS) using lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. cv. “Little Gem”) as a model crop. Both systems had similar root zone volume and planting density.

Yam has several nutritional benefits, yet the crop remains neglected and underutilized. In the absence of national research and extension programmes on yam, LIBIRD’s initiative to promote yam cultivation on terrace walls has caught up with the Chepang communities in Nepal.

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Kachwekano Zonal Agriculture Research Institute (KZARDI), which is under Naro, has produced a disease-resistant Irish potato variety via biotechnology to enable high yields for food security and in

Abuja — The federal government on Tuesday confirmed the six states hit by a pest called the Tomato Leaf Miner or Tuta absoluta, commonly referred to as 'Tomato Ebola.'

Chennai/Madurai/Trichy: The wholesale price of tomatoes in the state has gone up by Rs 10 after the recent assembly election. It now costs Rs 30-35 at the Koyambedu wholesale market in Chennai.

Indore: To popularise the concept of organic farming and make the citizens aware about it, 'Management Marshals' organised a session on 'Growing organic vegetables on terrace in polybags and pots'

Those who suffer from heart diseases should follow a 'Mediterranean' diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a new study has

A soil scientist, Nkiruka Odoh, has discovered the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), a natural-occurring soil organism to enhance drought tolerance of yams in the face of climate change.