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Tulane University, nitrogen fertilization, Dead Zones, Hypoxia, Sustainable Farming, Fertilizer, agriculture and greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture and climate change, farming practices, Grand Challenges, Agricultural and Environmental economics, Algae blooms

Tulane University Names $1 Million Winner of Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

Tulane University awarded the $1 million grand prize for the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge to Adapt-N, a team from Cornell University that developed a cloud-based computer modeling system to predict optimum nitrogen application rates for crops using data on weather, field conditions and soil management practices.

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Climate Change, Agriculture, Sustainability, Rain, Water, Crops, soil, Environment

Northeast Farmers Weigh Warming Climate, Drenched Fields

Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons and warming climate conditions, but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the journal Climatic Change.

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Corn Genetics Provides Insight Into the Crop’s Historical Spread Across the Americas

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Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from an Iowa State University scientist. The study takes a journey through the past by studying genetic changes in corn.

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Bringing ‘Avatar’-Like Glowing Plants to the Real World

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The 2009 film “Avatar” created a lush imaginary world, illuminated by magical, glowing plants. Now researchers are starting to bring this spellbinding vision to life to help reduce our dependence on artificial lighting. They report in ACS’ journal Nano Letters a way to infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies.

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UF/IFAS-Developed Sorghum Cultivars Can Produce Thousands of Gallons of Ethanol

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Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel.

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Does Eclipse Equal Night in Plant Life?

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As the August 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with interesting questions.

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Restoration Ecology Students Gain Skills Through Service-Learning

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The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that the University is carefully returning to its native state.

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Biology, Ecology, Environment, Botany, Plant Sciences, insect pests

Reductions in Individual Plant Growth Sometimes Boost Community Resilience

In sports, sometimes a player has to take one for the team. The same appears to be true in the plant world, where reduced individual growth can benefit the broader community.

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Nature Microbiology, soil carbon storage, Argonne National Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Carbon, soil carbon, Microbes, microbial activity, Microorganism, Microorganisms, Microbiology, Anabolic, soil, soil and carbon storage, Crops, Bacteria,

Underappreciated Microbes Now Get Credit for Holding Down Two Jobs in Soil

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Soil microbes work as both decomposers and synthesizers of carbon compounds in soil, offering new answers with impacts to crops and eco-health.

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Cornell Researchers Boost Barley, Brewing Industry in New York

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University are leading a multi-year project aimed at bringing malting barley back to New York and helping farmers take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by the crop.







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