Soils provide nutrients, biodiversity and physical support, all crucial to healthy living
3-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT
One teenager is tackling serious water quality issues that threaten the health of rivers, streams and groundwater. When she was just 14 years old, Maria Elena Grimmett was the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Now at...
29-Jul-2015 6:05 PM EDT
Healthy soils mean healthy food, protects human health
29-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers find improved soil properties in strip-till compared to no-till method A major result was that after just five years, soil organic matter content was 8.6% greater in the strip-till plots when compared to the no-till plots. Furthermore,...
22-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT
A new variety of peanut, called OLé, has recently been released by a team of researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and their colleagues at Oklahoma State University. OLé peanuts...
16-Jul-2015 8:05 PM EDT
Diversity of life in soil keeps “bad” bacteria in check.
15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Helpful bacteria promote growth, less fertilizer on crops.
8-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Recent work showed that long-term differences in soil use and management influence not only the sizes and numbers of soil aggregates, but also what the pores inside them will look like.
1-Jul-2015 3:05 PM 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