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4P1000, Paris Climate Agreement, soil carbon storage, Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University, Jan Willem van Groenigen, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , UNFCC

Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals of Paris Climate Agreement Are Unrealistic, Say Scientists

The Paris Climate Agreement soil carbon sequestration goals are unrealistic, according to scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an opinion piece in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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Corn and Soybean Markets Up Slightly Going Into Planting Season, According to Economist

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Ag Expert Available to Comment as Farmers Begin Planting for US Growing Season

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Biodiversity, Women, Empowerment, Agricultural

Empowerment of Women Worldwide Key to Achieving Competing Goals of Food Sufficiency and Biodiversity Protection

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An interdisciplinary teams of experts argue that world hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception.

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Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology From the Danforth Center

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Edison Agrosciences has licensed technology from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to enhance its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops.

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runoff pollution, Phosphorus, Fertilizer, Dead Zone, phosphorus index, Water Quality, Agriculture, Watershed

A Better Way to Manage Phosphorus?

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A new project proposes a restructured index to build on phosphorus management efforts in farm fields in New York state and beyond. The new index structure improves upon previous approaches. It focuses on the existing risk of phosphorus runoff from a field based on the location and how it is currently managed.

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phytobiomes, INRA, precision agriculture, system models, agricultural challenges, Agriculture, phytobiomes alliance, Microbiome, Microbiota

INRA Joins Phytobiomes Alliance

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The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research (Phytobiomes Alliance) announces that the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.

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A Real CAM-Do Attitude

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A multi-institutional team used resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to catalog how desert plants photosynthetic processes vary. The study could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops for food and fuel.

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Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops.

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Is White Beach Sand Really Sand?

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When spring break means a trip to the beach, it’s good to know what you’re walking on. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) April 15 Soils Matter blog post explains what “sand” really is—and why sands can be so different!







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