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High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene


Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields.
20-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Soils and Your Thanksgiving Meal


Did you know soil scientists are making your Thanksgiving dinner more sustainable? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 15 Soils Matter blog explains research to make cranberries, poultry litter, and sweet potatoes better for the...
10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Filling Intercropping Info Gap


In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum – a grain – and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn’t been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercropping sorghum and peanuts in these areas. A new...
14-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Easing the Soil’s Temperature


Many factors influence the ability of soil to buffer against temperature changes. Recent research shows both perennial biofuel and cover crops help soils shield against extreme temperatures.
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Do Septic Systems Work?


Septic systems work 24/7 to process waste. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 1 Soils Matter blog explains how septic systems use soil’s underground resources to treat wastewater.
10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Living Mulch Builds Profits, Soil


Living mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except — it’s alive. No, it’s not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are There Really Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms?


Soil organisms are diverse, with characteristics that can astound. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 15 Soils Matter blog post explains which soil critters glow—and why.
28-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grazing Horses on Better Pastures


Horses in less temperate zones may get some extra grazing. A new study shows warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures.
9-Oct-2017 3:05 PM 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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