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:12/10/2014)... -- Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, ... its licensees for highly accurate, clinically validated biometric technology. ... from fitness and health sectors, but first responders/military and ... only as useful as the biometric data it delivers. ... long-term mass consumer adoption of wearable products," said Dr. ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... 2014 Increased emphasis on product quality, ... testing and inspection technologies. The convergence of industries ... range of innovative test solutions. This trend is ... which is generally more inclined towards communication, media ... strategies of test equipment vendors will cater to ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 18, 2014 According to ... by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking ... Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to ... is projected to be around $25 Billion in 2014 ... growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3
... to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to ... with it. About 36,000 people will die. , But among health ... flu pandemic, such as a human strain of avian flu. And ... health crisis will come but when. Are we prepared? In a ...
... is believing, especially in medicine. From magnetic resonance ... of the body’s tissues and organs have become ... and make recommendations for effective treatment. ... Kent State University will provide doctors with a ...
... The skin’s ability to replace the tissue it sloughs off ... from Harvard Medical School published in the May 4 issue ... process not only for skin, but for many epithelial tissues ... epithelial stem cells turns out to be the p63 gene, ...
Cached Biology News:US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows 2Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images 2Master regulatory gene of epithelial stem cells identified 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy ... announces the promotion of Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D. to the ... Services. , In this position, Dr. Maroulis will ... managing the directors of our multi-site pharmacies as the ... 1997 and during that time he has served in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014 Decision Resources ... will grow at a 12 percent compound annual growth ... of the aging population and the increasing adoption of ... America will also spur demand for dental ... dental implant and periodontal treatments. Other key ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... LayerBio is an MIT spin-off developing novel ... National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of ... grant to develop a drug-eluting intraocular lens (IOL) for ... of vision loss in people over age 40 and ... Ken Mandell, LayerBio’s Founder and CEO, "There is a ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... In contrast to traditional LED lights where ... Valoya uses proprietary LED technology to incorporate their spectra ... which is critical in low proximity installations. The Valoya ... its lifetime which is up to four times longer ... investment cost was clearly higher when compared to traditional ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Promotes Dr. Nick Maroulis to Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 2Latin American Dental Biomaterial Market Will Expand at a 12 Percent Annual Growth Rate Through 2023 2Latin American Dental Biomaterial Market Will Expand at a 12 Percent Annual Growth Rate Through 2023 3LayerBio Awarded NIH Grant to Develop a Drug Delivery Device for Cataract Surgery 2
... Recommends ,Do Not Vote, For Any of ... Shareholders of Biovail,Corporation (NYSE: BVF )(TSX: BVF) said today ... sharply criticized the incumbent board and,recommended ,Do Not Vote, for ... vote FOR two of the Concerned Shareholders,nominees, Joseph J. Krivulka ...
... Germany is on the,cutting edge in biotechnology R&D ... Companies located in Germany are poised to,profit from the ... expert panel, at the BIO International Convention (BIO 2008),in ... co-chaired the,panel along with the CEO of a major ...
... Part Of Georgetown University Hospital Arsenal Against ... ... Sciences (OTC,Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products,announced ... Leptospermum Honey, has been used by clinicians at Georgetown,University Hospital,s Wound ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biovail Concerned Shareholders Welcome Glass Lewis Evaluation 2Biovail Concerned Shareholders Welcome Glass Lewis Evaluation 3BIO 2008: Germany on Cutting Edge in Biomanufacturing 2Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Helps to Save Patient's Limb 2Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Helps to Save Patient's Limb 3Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Helps to Save Patient's Limb 4
...
... Human CD66 acd Recognizes human ... neutrophils and cells in some cases ... with transfectants containing BGPa, NCA and ... Immunogen: Human ...
Request Info...
... GOAT ANTI-MOUSE IgG+IgA+IgM (H+L) ... with highly purified horseradish ... antibody has been absorbed ... fetal bovine, horse, goat, ...
Biology Products: