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Changing Climate Changes Soils


In a new study, researchers used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change.
11-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When a Mysterious Chemical Leaks


The January 9, 2014 Freedom Industries’ storage facility leak in Charleston, WV released a little-known chemical into rivers, threatening human and the environmental health. How can we be better prepared?
4-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Putting Sidewalks on Low-Sodium Diet


Wintry weather can pack a slippery punch. While use of salt on roads and sidewalks can return surfaces to a safer status, too much salt can have long-term effects on soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post...
29-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Library for Food Security


Researchers are uncovering the genome of cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, in response to challenging growing conditions and the need for food security.
21-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hard-Working Soil Provides Year-Round Gifts


Plants need the nutrients of soil to grow. The Earth’s creatures need homes to live. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 15th Soils Matter blog post explains how soil provides these and other services.
15-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rain Out, Research In


In a new study, researchers describe a fully-automated, portable, and energy-independent rainout shelter. This new design will allow researchers to more effectively field test crop varieties for their tolerances to water stress.
14-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Critical Zone, Critical Research


The critical zone extends from the top of the tallest tree down through the soil and into the water and rock beneath it. It stops at what’s called the weathering zone — or where soils first begin to develop. This zone allows crops to grow well...
7-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Building From the Ground Up


The wise person builds on a solid foundation. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 1st Soils Matter blog post explains what goes into deciding soil’s suitability for a construction project.
1-Dec-2016 10:05 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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