Soil Science Society leads effort to get soil recognition on World Soil Day
26-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth!
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there’s only so much clean water to go around — and so the effort begins to find a solution. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, containing salt leftover from the cleaning process, to...
25-Jun-2015 12:05 AM EDT
Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. It lacks qualities, such as high biomass yield, needed to maximize biofuel production. To...
18-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Soil compaction harms soil microbes, health of the forest ecosystem.
15-Jun-2015 7:00 AM EDT
Most of us don’t consider forests a source of pollution. As natural bodies, they should be good for the environment. But a recent study in Japan shows that older cedar and cypress plantations are causing as much pollution as a poorly managed...
10-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Soil texture important to sports performance, safety and durability of fields
1-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT
In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, sustainable results when growing Camelina sativa...
29-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT
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
American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT