agricultural sciences

A farmer scanning the barcode to identify the organic vegetables. Photo credit: iStock
The future is vegetarian, and it’s coming fast
Photo credit: Unsplash, Kristyn Lapp
Metabolic diseases that endanger overweight cows
Baltic Herring. Photo credit: University of Tartu
European SEAwise Project to Make Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Operational
Beetles. Photo credit: Estonian University of Life Sciences
Breakthrough in plant protection: RNAi pesticides affect only one pest species
Photo credit: Unsplash, Kristyn Lapp
Researchers are Looking for the Key to Making Estonian Cows Happy
Photo credit: Unsplash, Eduardo Sanchez
Light pollution disturbs the digestion of birds
Aleksandr Semjonov, a lecturert at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Photo credit: Aleksandr Semjonov
Novel drug combination safe for immobilising wild animals
Photo credit: Unsplash, Jordan Cormack
Researchers are looking for nature-inspired solutions to sustainably increase crop yield
Instead of using it as heating material, wood waste could be used to create new values. Photo credit: Markus Spiske
Synthetic biology opens up a new development path for the wood industry
Photo credit: Jacob Conzales
Increasing fragmentation of the forest cover in Brazil’s Legal Amazon
Imagine throwing away every third meal.
Solving the food waste problem
European farmers must adapt to the changing climate and adopt measures which would ensure the continued good productivity for the farms in the future.
Webtool helps predict climate change in agriculture
53,3% of Estonian land territory is covered by forests. Photo credit: Visit Estonia/Raul Mee.
Measured by the alternative method, the area of Estonian forests turned out to be larger
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Slash and burn cultivation played an important role in the formation of southern Estonian landscapes
Tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus). Author/source: Chelsea L. Wood/Flickr
Tapeworms cause global health problems and economic damage
Ornithologists discovered useful information about rare eagle
These marbled crayfish are catched from the cooling canal od Narva power plant. Author: Mari-Liis Koemets
The marbled crayfish have established themselves in Narva power plant
Although scientists assumed that the hidden lifestyle is more characteristic to plants with long lifespans, it turned out that more often it is the plants that have shorter lifespans and are mycotrophic. Author/source: Arto-Randel Servet
Hide and seek in the plant kingdom: some species live a hidden life under the soil for years
Oil palm plantation in Kalimantan. Author/source: T. Pae
A study by UT scientists: drained peatlands emit laughing gas
Drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain
Gland-tipped hairs help against the effects of ozone. Author/source:
Pumpkins and cucumbers might become furrier in the future
On January 27th the first cow calf in Estonia who's obtained from the OPU technology by grafting the egg from a live animal by extraction, cultivation and embryo transfer method was born. The still nameless calf is on the left. Photo: Andri Küüts
First cow calf in Estonia born from the OPU technology
National research awards in 2018. Author/source: ERR
National research awards laureates – what do they do?
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2018 sees the start of 42 new personal research funding projects

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