Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer - Page 2 of 7
Destructive Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Found in Napa

The pest is known to eat away at grapevines, leaving just a skeleton of the... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 28, 2022
American Agriculture’s Reliance on Foreign Workers Surges

The number of positions filled by H-2A temporary workers has continued to increase year over... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 26, 2022
Goodyear Wants to Make Tires From Dandelions

The company is betting on the pesky weed as a reliable source of domestic rubber.

Shea Swenson
May 24, 2022
Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil for the First Time

The seeds grew in lunar soil collected during Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions decades... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 20, 2022
They’ve Come a Long Way, But Gene Banks Still Lack Protections for...

A global effort revealed that certain crops are better represented in gene banks. Now, researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 17, 2022
Agriculture’s Water Challenge Is About to Get a Lot Worse

A new study estimates that water scarcity will worsen in more than 80 percent of... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 12, 2022
Methane Emissions From Belching Cows Seen From Space

Satellite technology traced the source to a feedlot in California. It’s the first time methane... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 6, 2022
Insect Populations Are Shrinking. Big Agriculture and Climate Change Are to Blame

A new study finds that the number of insects, including important pollinators, has declined by... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 5, 2022
What Can Be Done About the Phosphorus Crisis?

Global supplies of one of the main ingredients of fertilizer are running low, but researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 4, 2022
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