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Kidney Beans with Better Roots, Better Yield

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Two new varieties of kidney beans – Talon and Rosie – have recently been released. Both show improved resistance to root diseases that commonly cause crop loss.
19-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Vadose Zone Journal Transitions to Open Access

The Vadose Zone Journal (VZJ) will switch from the subscription format to a fully Open Access journal.
17-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Should I Stay on the Trail While Using Motorized Vehicles in Parks?

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Thinking of going off-trail this summer? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 15 Soils Matter blog post explains how trails protect the environment—and how off-trail recreation can be damaging.
14-Jul-2017 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Climate Data Benefits Producers

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A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application to help farmers. It allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area. This could allow them to better plan...
12-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Can I Fix My Falling Retaining Wall?

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If your retaining wall is looking more like a leaky eyesore, help is on the way! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 1 Soils Matter blog post explains maintenance retaining walls require, and options for reinforcing them.
6-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Winter Cover Crop Good for Soil, Cows, Profit

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Triticale is a winter cover crop that limits farmers' gamble with a trifecta of benefits. Triticale is a wheat-rye hybrid from the late 1800s. In New York State, 15 years of research finds triticale brings benefits to the field, the growers’...
5-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Calculating ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Water Runoff

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Researchers use equations and on-the-ground analyses to the follow water held in the soil versus fresh rainfalls. This can improve water management in drought- and flood-affected areas.
28-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

No Mercury Accumulation in Fish After Fire

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The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.
21-Jun-2017 1:05 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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