Fungal species naturally suppresses cyst nematodes responsible for major sugar beet losses

Young females of sugar beet cyst nematodes attached to host roots. Credit: James Borneman The plant pathogenic nematode Heterodera schachtii infects more than 200 different plants, including sugar beets, and causes significant economic losses. Over the past 50 years, the primary management tool in California has been crop rotation. When the number of H. schachtii […]

Global North Is Responsible for 92% of Excess Emissions

The United States is responsible for 40% of the climate breakdown the world is experiencing today, and the European Union is responsible for 29%, according to new research. In total, the Global North is responsible for 92% of excess global carbon emissions. The findings, published in September in The Lancet Planetary Health, are […]

What was responsible for the hottest spring in eastern China in 2018?

IMAGE: Schematic diagram of possible causes of the hottest spring in eastern China in 2018 view more  Credit: Chunhui Lu The spring of 2018 was the hottest on record since 1951 over eastern China. This record-breaking temperature event caused drought, warm winds and serious impacts on agriculture, plant phenology, electricity transmission systems and human health. Both […]