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5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Gardeners in Your Life

The internet is chock-a-block with lists of garden gift ideas. Weirdly, many such lists are... (more)

Brian Barth
December 23, 2019
Wild Relatives of Popular Vegetables Are in Trouble

Imagine a future without pumpkin pie, oven-roasted butternut squash or zucchini. According to a group... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 18, 2019
This Common Household Appliance Could Turn Sewage Into Fertilizer

Biosolids—sewage—have lots of potential as agricultural fertilizer. It’s basically free and it contains essential nutrients... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 12, 2019
Want to Increase Yields? Maybe Cut Back on Tillage

Tillage, whether with hand tools or huge machines, has been a part of agriculture for... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 12, 2019
Sweet Potatoes Alert Their Buddies to Pest Attacks

We’re always here for a study of how plants dynamically adapt to changes in their... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 9, 2019
Freight Farms Takes Container Growing to the Next Level

From the outside, it resembles any one of the 17 million shipping containers that are... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
December 9, 2019
PHOTO ESSAY: The Last Floating Farms of Mexico City

Most visitors to Xochimilco, in the south of Mexico City, come to ride its canals,... (more)

Shaun Pett and Leila Ashtari
December 9, 2019
The FDA Just Issued a Crackdown On CBD

One of the wildest stories in agriculture over the past few years has involved cannabidiol,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 6, 2019
Bovine Virtual Reality, Farm-to-Plane Follies and More: Your December Food News Round-Up

Humans are always trying to do better, get healthier, be more efficient. But sometimes our... (more)

Brian Barth
December 6, 2019