Microbial communities and their effects on corn and soybean growth

Microbes are essential for the health of living organisms, whether they be in humans, animals or in the soil. In recent years, soil microbial communities have emerged as a hot topic of research, because of the role they play in healthy, productive soil – essential for growing food and feeding a predicted population of nine…
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After the loss of a pet, how soon is too soon to get another?

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” Agnes Sligh Turnbull Deciding to get a new dog after a loss can be tough. So, what happens when a beloved dog dies? Suddenly the owner faces a chasm of emptiness in the home – the unused bed, redundant toys, vacant space where the food and water…
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CABI’s Guide to Literature Searching

In this blog, we explain our 3 step process to creating a powerful, repeatable literature search so that you can focus on the content that matters, and make balanced decisions from the evidence you find. 
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Searching made easy with CAB Thesaurus

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Ever known exactly what you want to find, but not quite getting the results you desire? As an organization with over 100 years of scientific research experience behind us, we know your pain. That’s why we created CAB Thesaurus, our digital indexing tool designed to help researchers quickly navigate through millions of subjects to find…
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3 fast ways to find super-specialized research

We all know that essay deadline dread; you’ve got a rough idea, no clue where to find the right research, and less and less time to get everything (citations included) sorted. Never fear, CABI’s here! In this blog, we share our 3 top tips for finding super-specialized research, super-fast. Ditch Google Scholar, databases are your…
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Overcoming the challenges and complexities of posting preprints

On 29 April, CABI co-hosted an event about preprints with ASAPbio. This open-access webinar considered trends in agriculture and plant science and reviewed aspects of posting preprints, including their benefits, how they fit more broadly into science communication and how they help us tackle collective challenges around climate change and food security. To learn more…
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How to find your dream research with Boolean Searching

A new record uploads to CABI databases every 60 seconds, so if you’re trying to learn how cats communicate by searching ‘meow’, it’s unlikely that you’ll find the niche record you need to revolutionize your research. But with Boolean searching, you tell databases exactly what you’re looking for, so that within seconds you’re sat reading…
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Preprints – Accelerating plant sciences and agriculture

In recent years, the use of preprints (pre-peer reviewed versions of scholarly papers) has accelerated. Many researchers now share their work with the scientific community before or in parallel to publication with a journal. In agriculture and plant sciences, preprints are becoming a more popular means for disseminating research findings and results. John Inglis, the…
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On Earth Day, how does landscape composition and pesticide use affect pollinators?

On Earth Day, we take a look at landscape composition and pesticide use. Landscape composition is an important area of research in agricultural science. Understanding the relationship between cropland and its surrounding natural habitats, for example, can help to shed light on issues such as fostering natural, non-chemical pest control and reducing the use of…
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Keeping in touch: Digital technology and life in the time of Coronavirus

The development of digital technology has been rapid in recent decades as we step into the 5G/6G internet network generation. This technology has been particularly useful during the Covid-19 pandemic, when self-isolation and social distancing have been imposed on many people at different times.  Various lockdowns have resulted in the increased use of digital means…
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