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Quick Soil Test Aims to Determine Nitrogen Need

One of the essential nutrients for vigorous crop production is nitrogen. Yet most routine tests done in commercial soil testing labs do not measure available nitrogen in the soil. Soil scientists at The Ohio State University and Cornell University...
18-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Are Soils Different in Different States?

If your summer has included travel, you may have noticed a difference in the soil beneath your feet. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 15 Soils Matter blog explains why different areas have such different soil.
16-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Reining in Soil’s Nitrogen Chemistry

The compound urea is currently the most popular nitrogen soil fertilizer. It’s a way to get plants the nitrogen they need to grow. There’s just one problem with urease: it works too well! New research suggests farmers may have a choice in how...
11-Jul-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


What Are Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors, and How Do They Help the Environment?

What can a trench filled with woodchips do to improve water quality? The July 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains bioreactors, a solution to nitrogen runoff.
9-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Is Carbon “Stored” in Soils of the Arctic and Subarctic?

Carbon is a key element, weaving its way through the survival of all living things. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 1 Soils Matter blog explains how carbon gets into soil, and how climate change is making a difference.
2-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Where Do Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Come From, and What Can Be Done to Reduce Them?

Agronomists and farmers are working hard to improve the sustainability of agricultural land. The June 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains which greenhouses gases are released in agriculture, and efforts to reduce them.
25-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Whether Wheat Weathers Heat Waves

Unlike humans, crops in a field can't move to air conditioning to endure a heat wave. Scientists in Australia are working to understand how heat waves impact wheat.
20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Do the Loess Hills of Iowa Need to Be Farmed in Terraces?

Iowa, known for its farms, also claims fame to a dramatic, rolling landscape known as loess hills. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) June 15 Soils Matter blog post explains what formed this feature, and why its soil requires special care.
18-Jun-2018 9:00 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

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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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