New technology saves banana cultivation – Neder Banaan leaves the fungus in the soil and removes the banana – Foodlog

New technology saves banana cultivation Neder Banaan leaves the

The global banana cultivation is one big monoculture. 50% of all bananas in the world are of the same variety: the Cavendish banana. That is because it is the only banana variety that is resistant to Panama disease, a fungal disease that threatened to wipe out banana cultivation in the 1950s. And with it the … Read more

Warmer soil stores less carbon

Journal Reference: Iain P. Hartley, Tim C. Hill, Sarah E. Chadburn & Gustaf Hugelius. Temperature effects on carbon storage are controlled by soil stabilisation capacities. Nature Communications, 2021 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27101-1 Scientists used data on more than 9,000 soil samples from around the world, and found that carbon storage “declines strongly” as average temperatures increase. This … Read more

Livestock antibiotics and rising temperatures disrupt soil microbial communities

Journal Reference: Jane M. Lucas, Bronte M. Sone, Dana Whitmore, Michael S. Strickland. Antibiotics and temperature interact to disrupt soil communities and nutrient cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2021; 163: 108437 DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108437 A new study led by Jane Lucas, a community ecologist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, investigated the interactive effects of rising … Read more