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Keeping a Pulse on the Soil

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Conservation farming techniques can maintain crop yields and at the same time protect against soil degradation. Researchers practiced the tenets of soil conservation while growing pulses over a 12- year-experiment. and manure compost to protect and...
4-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Master Variable of Soil Science: pH

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pH of soil affects the soil health – and your plants’ health, too
2-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crop Advances Grow with Protection

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A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection of seeds in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and society.
27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bringing Nitrogen Out to Pasture

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Cows in Brazil might start bellowing "leguuume" rather than "moo." Researchers there found tree legumes in a silvopastural system provide an important and affordable source of nitrogen to replenish the soil.
20-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Science of Industrial Hemp Conference Announced

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Speakers from the forefront of the scientific and production-based issues of industrial hemp
18-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Soil Microbes, Soil Health and Nutrient Availability

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How soil testing is done in the future may change to include microbial content
14-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Downwind Safety on the Farm

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New field research measured how far common bacteria—including Salmonella and E. coli—are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites. Proper spacing can ensure food safety.
13-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kirkham Gold Medal Honors Soil Scientist Van Genuchten

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Research shows extraordinary commitment to science and soil physics and support of soil physicists
11-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts on Drought and Dust

The 1930s Dust Bowl was a singular event in U.S. history, but Dust Bowl-like droughts and conditions do still occur. Experts are available to discuss what events like the 2012 U.S. drought mean for us now and how we can prepare for similar events in...
8-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST

ALERT: Special Webinar "Managing Through the Drought"

American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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