Rice systems face the dual challenge of producing more and being more efficient in the use of water, labor, nutrients, and pesticides. An article published in Nature Communications on Dec 9 assessed performance of 32 rice cropping systems, altogether accounting for 50% of global rice cropland.
Prof. Xiangming Xiao, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Center for Earth Observation and Modeling, University of Oklahoma, USA; Dr Xinxin Wang and Prof. Bo Li, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, Fudan University, China.
Peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the biomass of the World’s forests. Vast areas of peatland have been drained and turned into CO2 sources. Their rewetting is essential to reduce CO2 emissions. But how exactly do the rewetted peatlands look like, do they resemble again the natural state?
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