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Why Are There Regulations on Manure Use for Food Safety?

We all want assurance that the food we eat is safe. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog explains how regulations regarding manure use on agricultural fields keep our food safe and the soil healthy.
15-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Chesapeake Bay’s Nitrogen Clean-Up Crew

Bioreactors, which are woodchip-filled ditches and trenches, are often used near crop fields to filter the water running off of them. The woodchips enhance a natural process called denitrification that prevents too much nitrogen from getting into...
14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Agronomy @Work, on video

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) has released four videos highlighting scientists in action. The series, “A Day in the Life,” explains the science of agronomy to the general public.
13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Are Weeds So Competitive with My Plants?

Home and large-scale growers share a common struggle: weeds! The March 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog post explains what makes weeds survive—and how to tackle them.
8-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Crop Rotation, Grazing Rebuilds Soil

Letting the soil rest can be difficult economically for farmers. Researchers experimented with crop rotation and grazing to discover the least possible amount of time it would take to allow the soil to heal.
7-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Watters Honored as International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have named Harold Watters of Ohio the 2018 ICCA of the Year. The award recognizes a CCA who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, shows...
5-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Irish Potato Famine – Could It Happen Again?

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, thoughts turn to the Irish experience of the 1800s. This includes the devastating conditions in Ireland that led many to the U.S. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 1 Soils Matter blog...
1-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mudsnails Provide Water Quality Indicators

A tiny snail could be a big help to researchers measuring water quality along the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast.
28-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST 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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