New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood Plant genetic resources ensure ag’s future Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security Can rice filter water from ag fields? E-waste Republic Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop Looking to the Long Road Ahead From AI to Drones, Smart Technology is Firing Up Wildlife Conservation Globally

Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

The collapse in bee populations can be reversed if countries adopt a new farmer-friendly strategy, the architect of a new masterplan for pollinators will tell the UN biodiversity conference this week.

Stefanie Christmann of the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas will present the results of a new study that shows substantial gains in income and biodiversity from devoting a quarter of cropland to flowering economic crops such as spices, oil seeds, medicinal and forage plants.

The UN conference is already debating new guidelines on pollinators that will recommend reducing and gradually phasing out the use of existing pesticides, but Christmann’s research suggests this can be done without financial pain or a loss of production.

read more:https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/23/scientist-unveils-blueprint-to-save-bees-and-enrich-farmers

Posted by on Nov 25 2018. Filed under Biodiversity, News at Now, News From Roots. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Polls

Which Country is most Beautifull?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...