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Saving water with superabsorbent polymers

Saving water with superabsorbent polymers
Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them in drought conditions, according to a recent paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS). Drought is the largest abiotic stress that can reduce crop yields, and its frequency and severity are expected to increase in the face of climate change.
26th August 2016


Converting palm oil wastes into bio-protein

Converting palm oil wastes into bio-protein
Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (JTAS). Animal feeds with high nutritional content help determine the productivity of livestock. However, due to increased competition for human food, the animal feed industry needs cheaper, readily available protein ingredients.
4th April 2016


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