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Peanuts address nutritional demands in underdeveloped countries as they are a rich source of proteins and fatty acids.

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The identification of the native flora of Costa Rica now has a new ally thanks to an application that will permit users to identify and know the characteristics of the plants of the country.

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The distribution of weeds is not homogeneous in rice fields: it usually appears in the form of patches, which suggests that pesticide applications is inefficient, since the application of herbicides in this type of crop is done uniformly, to full coverage.

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A global map of tree microbial symbioses, produced by the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI), is front-page news in the 16 May issue of Nature . CIRAD, which is on the GFBI Steering Committee, helped coordinate the gathering and analysis of data on tropical forests.

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The lack of skilled labor when harvesting fruit has become a recurring theme in the fruit and vegetable industry.

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The scarce presence of trees that characterizes extensive livestock production, brings problems such as the degradation of soil and water resources, increased temperatures, low quality and availability of forage, which results in low productivity and sustainability of production.