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Does Eclipse Equal Night in Plant Life?


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.
13-Dec-2017 1:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Freezing Trees, Finding Answers


Ice storms can wreak havoc on communities. Frozen limbs, dragged down by the weight of the ice, can snap off and fall on cars, homes, and power lines. But scientists aren’t sure how ice storms affect long-term forest health. Researchers are...
4-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What’s the Largest Terrestrial Organism?


The Giant Sequoya? Nope. The African elephant? Not even close. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 1 Soils Matter blog post shares that the largest land organism is—a fungus!
29-Nov-2017 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene


Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields.
20-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Soils and Your Thanksgiving Meal


Did you know soil scientists are making your Thanksgiving dinner more sustainable? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 15 Soils Matter blog explains research to make cranberries, poultry litter, and sweet potatoes better for the...
10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Filling Intercropping Info Gap


In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum – a grain – and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn’t been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercropping sorghum and peanuts in these areas. A new...
14-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Easing the Soil’s Temperature


Many factors influence the ability of soil to buffer against temperature changes. Recent research shows both perennial biofuel and cover crops help soils shield against extreme temperatures.
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Do Septic Systems Work?


Septic systems work 24/7 to process waste. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 1 Soils Matter blog explains how septic systems use soil’s underground resources to treat wastewater.
10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM 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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