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Following Tricky Triclosan


Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Most of the triclosan is removed in waste water treatment plants. However, a U.S. Geological Survey found the antibacterial in nearly 58% of...
25-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Engineering Report Findings Supported by Crop, Agronomy Societies

The recent NAS report on genetically engineered crops aligns with statements from Agronomy and Crop Societies: Scientific research overwhelmingly shows GE crops are safe and pose no significant health or environmental risks.
19-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

City of Second Chance Soils


Once the world's largest steel working mill, Steelworkers Park in Chicago has become the proving grounds for rehabilitating unforgiving slag with biosolids and dredged sediments.
18-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Does Water Move Through Soil?


In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. Eventually, it returns to the atmosphere. But the story...
16-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From Broken to Teaming with Life


Researchers in Brazil found the teamwork of intercropping improved soil qualities and diversified farm income.
11-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Feeling the Pulse of Africa


The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) sent ten students to the PanAfrican Legume Conference and World Cowpea Conference in Livingstone, Zambia. CSSA is celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to promote pulses -- crops of dry beans,...
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keeping a Pulse on the Soil


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.
4-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Master Variable of Soil Science: pH


pH of soil affects the soil health – and your plants’ health, too
2-May-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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