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Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from fruit, vegetable and nut processing.

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The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Papalotla Group, a leading company worldwide in the production of improved seeds for hybrid pastures, signed the agreement "Sustainable intensification for environmental benefit".

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In a changing agricultural scenario, characterized by greater environmental protection, climate change and scarcity of irrigation water, the INIA Rice Genetic Improvement Program aims to establish an increasingly sustainable crop, implementing new production methods.

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Cattle in integrated system with forests seek less water

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The canary melons that leave the Jaguaribe-Açu region - the main Brazilian region producing the fruit - emit half the amount of greenhouse gases that Italian melons cultivated in the region of Sicily, Italy, release into the atmosphere.

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Scientists have managed to solve one of the biggest challenges for the use of castor bean (Ricinus communisL.) in animal feed.