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Meeting Theme: Resilience Emerging From Scarcity and Abundance

Agronomists, and crop and soil scientists to meet in Phoenix this November
29-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Winter Pulse, Spring Harvest

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Pulses, and in this case dry peas, are a flexible crop with many benefits. They work well for growers when rotated with other crops, delivering long-term benefits to the soil. They are wide adaptable for various rainfall zones. And, this new...
24-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?

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A few strains of wild soy are able to fight the kudzu bug by limiting the ability of its nymphs, or young, to survive. The next step is to identify which gene gives the soybeans this defense mechanism.
17-Aug-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What “Cover Crops” Could Home Gardeners Consider in the Fall?

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Cover crops offer many choices, many benefits
15-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hashtags, Turf, and Classrooms

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A survey of university turf students regarding social media use and attitudes suggests ways to increase student engagement.
10-Aug-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trading Farmland for Nitrogen Protection

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Excess nitrogen from agricultural runoff can enter surface waters with devastating effects. Algal blooms and fish kills are a just a couple of possible consequences. But riparian buffer zones – areas of grasses, perennials, or trees – between...
3-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do Soils Need Amending?

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The soils in which we grow food needs to be fed—and fed the right nutrients! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how soils change over time and use, and how precise soil nutrition can make a...
1-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Water Resilience That Flows

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Researchers develop an affordable way to monitor rivers and stream flow, 24/7, using open source products.
27-Jul-2016 11:05 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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