Farmers: Relying on nature for pest control ain’t gonna cut it after all, science says

When it comes to pest control on the farm there will always be pros and cons in the surrounding environment — ones that either lessen the burden caused by nearby rodents and bugs, or ones that simply make things more difficult. Certain types of birds might eat pesky insects, for example.

However, common misconceptions about […]

New map shows 4.62 billion acres of cropland globally

Surprise! The U.S. Geological Survey has found that there’s a lot more cropland in the world than previously thought — about 15–20% more, in fact.

The agency has released a new, high-resolution global map that shows information about worldwide cropland and agricultural water use. The map is more accurate than any previous report, showing a […]