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Research develops organic fertilizer from plant biomass

The product has high nitrogen concentration and shows less losses at the time of application

Animals raised freely in the Pampas supply healthier meat

Study found higher Omega 3 content in pasture-fed cattle

Researchers simulate human digestion to detect nutrients and contaminants in fish

Tool promotes more safety and quality for consumers

Cattle in integrated system with forests seek less water

Thermal comfort reduces animals' going to troughs by up to 19% in addition to other benefits for animal welfare.

Process that increases fungi-based bioinsecticide's shelf life is newly patented by Embrapa

Até pouco tempo, uma das grandes dificuldades dos produtores rurais que utilizavam inseticidas biológicos à base de fungos para combater diversos tipos de pragas era a armazenagem desses produtos,...

Brazilian melon has half the carbon footprint of those produced abroad

Free downloadable book also shows water footprint data and presents systems to improve the crop's environmental efficiency.

Tropical ecosystems host more than three quarters of the planet's plant and animal species

Study published by Nature shows that over 80% of mammal and fish species and over 90% of birds inhabit the tropics

Agroideal system helps the assessment of socio-environmental risks

Free tool will soon include the livestock sector, and combines economic opportunity and environmental sustainability.

Carbon-focused Amazon conservation may fail to protect biodiversity

Nature article states focus on conserving only carbon stocks can fail to protect up to 75% of biodiversity

Genetic research develops atoxic castor oil plant that can feed animals

Scientists used gene silencing technique to generate seeds without ricin, a toxic substance that prevents the plant from being used as feed

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Abstract: This study was conducted to evaluate caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) transmission among sheep using 15 lambs that were distribut...

Melipona subnitida (Hymenoptera: Apidae) is a stingless bee native to Caatinga biome in Brazil, well adapted to hot and dry climate of that region and...

Plantains in Brazil are produced from the `Terra Maranhão?, ?Terrinha? and ?D´Angola? cultivars, which are all susceptible to black Sigatoka, weevils...

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