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What Does Soil Health Have to Do with My Health?


Soils provide nutrients, biodiversity and physical support, all crucial to healthy living
3-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Just Say ‘No’ to Drugs – in Water


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

Soils Support Health

Healthy soils mean healthy food, protects human health
29-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Benefits of Strip-Till Surface After Five-Year Study


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

Breeding a Better Peanut Butter


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

Is It Bad to Have Bacteria in Soil?


Diversity of life in soil keeps “bad” bacteria in check.
15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Probiotics - for Plants


Helpful bacteria promote growth, less fertilizer on crops.
8-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

A Tale of Two (Soil) Cities


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

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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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