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The soil plays an important role in determining the climate adaptability of plants. A soil that has favourable growing conditions, strengthens plant resilience against heat and drought, but a soil with adverse conditions is..


Continue reading 29 June 2019   1 maand oud

In conventional farming most attention goes out to quality of planting material, soil quality, fertilisation, weed control and similar aspects. Surprisingly little attention is being paid to the importance of ecosystem services..


Continue reading 08 September 2018   11 mnd oud

Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. At the start he only added adult..


Continue reading 23 November 2017   1 jaar oud

If humans are going to stay (semi) permanently on Mars or the moon they will have to grow their own food. The most important ingredients for agriculture are present on both celestial bodies; sand and water (in the form of ice)...


Continue reading 27 September 2017   1 jaar oud

Researchers from Alterra Wageningen UR were able to grow and harvest ten different crop species on Mars and moon simulant. ‘The total above ground biomass produced on the Mars soil simulant was not significantly different from the..


Continue reading 09 March 2016   3 jaar oud

Biodiversity in Europe is disappearing at an alarming rate. The European Common Agricultural Policy proposed that between three and seven percent of EU farmland should be managed as ecological focus area to halt this loss. Thus..


Continue reading 11 February 2016   3 jaar oud

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