News

June 12th, 2018 | A new detailed map of Argentine vegetation
An investigation of the UBA gathered the available bibliography on the flora of our country and, with the help of printed and satellite images of the field, developed a novel map of the entire territory. It is open, free and, among other things, to serve in environmental restoration projects.
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May 15th, 2018 | Warnings about the deterioration of Pampean pastures
Scientists analyzed plant diversity of one of the regions most affected by agriculture in the country. They discuss the impact of this activity on the ecosystem, the importance of conserving it and the insufficiency of current strategies to achieve it. In addition, they reveal more than 30 plants suitable for recovery.
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May 9th, 2018 | Potatoes with modified genome produce 15% more
Researchers from the UBA and the Conicet obtained plants of this species capable of yielding a greater amount of tubers than the common ones. In the future, their results could be applied to other crops of agronomic interest such as soybeans and alfalfa, among others.
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April 23rd, 2018 | SOS: Rescuer plants in Patagonia
An investigation in the south of the country determined for the first time that, when growing together under extreme conditions of aridity, some plants tolerant to the lack of water facilitate the survival of others less tolerant. They discuss the implications of these 'benevolent species' for ecological theory.
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September 5th, 2017 | How useful is it to pay to protect nature?
A study by investigators of IFEVA determined that throughout Latin America, economic compensation to conserve ecosystem services, a new tool that is being used to preserve natural resources, is very ineffective in environmental and social terms. How are they used in Argentina?
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July 10th, 2017 | Sunflowers detect their neighbors and produce with a higher performance
Studies carried out in the FAUBA showed that this oilseed, sown in high density, can perceive changes in the light environment of the crop, reorganize spatially along the sowing furrow and produce up to 47% more oil per hectare. The need for genetic improvements is being evaluated.
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December 21st, 2015 | Fungi can help reduce the use of agrochemicals
The symbiosis between forage plants and endophytic fungi will allow the development of more sustainable and eco-friendly management technologies than traditional ones.
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