Navigation Links
Meeting: Project aims to predict yield potential to help global food security
Date:2/17/2013

hen scaled to national, regional and global levels.

Researchers also are developing the necessary methodologies, such as accurately converting short-term weather data into long-term patterns and scaling up local yield estimates. All information and methodologies are shared on the new public website www.yieldgap.org.

Detailed yield gap information will help reconcile widely differing views over how agriculture will feed the 9 billion people expected to populate the planet by 2050, Cassman said.

Some people advocate organic or regionally based production systems, arguing that reliance on a few major crops and cropping systems is unsustainable and environmentally destructive. Others believe that modifying current systems through incremental scientific innovations would suffice and that alternative systems are inefficient and would require destroying rain forests and grasslands to increase production.

Cassman said that if global analysis of food production potential indicates it will be possible to meet food production demands on existing farmland, it would provide justification for alternative crops and cropping systems, which require considerable time and effort to develop. In contrast, if the global analysis indicates a tight race to meet future demand on existing cropland, the incremental approach to improve current crops and cropping systems would gain sway because there would be little margin for error.

In both cases, Cassman said, the answer won't be one-size-fits-all: some areas are best suited to intensive, high-yield systems, while other locations' soil and climate favor less intensive "alternative" farming methods.

Countries must look ahead to 2050 and determine if they have the potential to self-sufficiently feed their people, he said. If not, they must adopt an effective agricultural strategy based on a fundamental understanding of their productive capacit
'/>"/>

Contact: Ken Cassman
kcassman1@unl.edu
402-472-5554
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. SSR 2013 Annual Meeting: Call for abstracts
2. GSA North-Central Section Meeting: Change through Time
3. International biodiversity data symposium to mark the kickoff of the EU BON project
4. NSF selects OSU to lead project rejuvenating US research fleet
5. Japanese research organizations contribute to Human Brain Project
6. Climate change projected to alter Indiana bat maternity range
7. Human Brain Project funded - 1 billion euros to map the human brain
8. EU Commission selects Human Brain Project, with Israelis as partners
9. ASU partners with Life Technologies on US DHHS funded project to rapidly assess radiation dose
10. WHOI research projects awarded $5.2 million to support marine microbial research
11. Energy Deptartment funds UW project to turn wasted natural gas into diesel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/29/2014)... as ,facultative, form part—together with other cells—of tissues and ... from the others. However, they have a very special ... cells again. This phenomenon is something that happens in ... tissue growth, thus allowing the regeneration of the organ ... the underlying mechanism that allows these cells to retain ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... organisms in the living world compete with members ... in how much they invest into their competitive ... to get access to high-quality resources, while others ... of the lower-quality resources that are left over ... animal and human societies seems to fluctuate considerably ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on ... an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and ... research, by an international team led by scientists from ... Montreal, underscores the importance of investigating possible sources of ... of the Aristolochia genus, also has been suspected of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed 2Evolution of competitiveness 2Evolution of competitiveness 3Study sheds light on genetic architecture of kidney cancer 2Study sheds light on genetic architecture of kidney cancer 3
... northern Australia, finding black holes in space, to making ... work of some of its scientists and staff today ... awarded each year to staff of the CSIRO who ... 1985, the CSIRO Medals have been presented to a ...
... study published in Science and reviewed by F1000 ... brains have the amazing ability to be energy efficient. ... potentials, by controlling the flow of positive sodium and potassium ... equilibrium after an action potential requires energy. The ...
... 2009 Areas of turf-forming species created and maintained ... i.e. "urban grasslands" are an extremely common, but poorly ... grasslands in the U.S. and many receive high rates ... lakes, and estuaries and emissions of greenhouse gases such ...
Cached Biology News:CSIRO medal winners 2CSIRO medal winners 3Nitrogen mysteries in urban grasslands 2Nitrogen mysteries in urban grasslands 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 SoundConnect ... provider, offers Office 365 end users the key ... complete phone system by adding voice enablement and ... includes Lync Online, a communication tool that includes ... With hosted voice, O365 becomes a comprehensive unified ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Whitehouse Laboratories ... its ICH Stability Testing and Package Test Capacity. Responding ... centers on a dramatic increase in environmental chamber storage ... stability, storage and aging samples to be securely held ... this major capital expenditure has already taken place with ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... -- A new report, commissioned by BioCrossroads and conducted ... look at Indiana,s capital market ... different time frames: 1993 to 2002 and 2003 to ... for investment growth.  The Life Science Innovation Capital ... in innovation dollars as well as an increase in ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... North Carolina (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 ... invited earlier this month to sit down with Bryan Hamilton, ... from RPG Solutions to discuss talent in the Research Triangle ... topics that were highlighted at the roundtable include ... the Triangle, the significance of work/life balance and the unique ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Launches Voice Enablement and Hybrid Audio Conferencing for Office 365 2SoundConnect Launches Voice Enablement and Hybrid Audio Conferencing for Office 365 3Whitehouse Labs Announces Major Capital Investment in Stability and Storage Testing Capacity 2Whitehouse Labs Announces Major Capital Investment in Stability and Storage Testing Capacity 3New report shows Indiana's gains in life sciences innovation capital outpace the nation 2New report shows Indiana's gains in life sciences innovation capital outpace the nation 3New report shows Indiana's gains in life sciences innovation capital outpace the nation 4New report shows Indiana's gains in life sciences innovation capital outpace the nation 5Personify's Ryan Carfley Talks Recruiting with Triangle Business Journal, RPG Solutions 2Personify's Ryan Carfley Talks Recruiting with Triangle Business Journal, RPG Solutions 3
... Forest Laboratories, Inc.,(NYSE: FRX ) and H. ... Court,of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a ... the District of Delaware which determined that,the U.S. patent ... upheld the injunction preventing Ivax/Teva,s proposed generic,product launch, thereby ...
... a Proven Leader at Driving Growth, SAN FRANCISCO, ... equity firm that focuses on investments in selected segments,of ... software, today announced the appointment of Michael L. Hurt,to ... Mr. Hurt, CEO,of Altra Industrial Motion (Nasdaq: AIMC ...
... Diagnostic Systems Installs CTLM(R) in Tianjin, China, ... Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: IMDS) a pioneer in ... CT Laser Mammography,(CTLM(R)) system at the Tianjin Medical ... center in China. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040412/IMDSLOGO ...
Cached Biology Technology:Forest Laboratories Announces Federal Appeals Court Upholds Lexapro(R) Patent Decision 2Genstar Names Michael Hurt to Its Strategic Advisory Board 2Largest Asian Cancer Hospital to Evaluate New CT Laser Breast Imaging System 2Largest Asian Cancer Hospital to Evaluate New CT Laser Breast Imaging System 3
... whose sequence corresponds to residues 1-18 from rat rab 3D. ... - A - S - A - S - E - ... - D - A - A - D - Q - ... control experiments with the polyclonal antibody that reacts with this product ...
... enables complete conversion of unmethylated cytosines ... hours. The highly sensitive method utilizes ... and a spin-column-based purification and desulfonation ... results for all downstream applications. The ...
... RNA OligoMix or individual RNA sequences from high ... custom small RNAs from LC Sciences. These products ... to millions) of DESIGNED sequences delivered in a ... each containing a single verified RNA sequence. This ...
... Hollandes is a fixative useful for routine ... It is stable and will decalcify small ... Hollande's can be stained successfully with most ... solution stabilizes red blood cell membranes and ...
Biology Products: