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Cultivating Cool-for-Cash-Crop

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Canola and camelina are cool-season crops that produce oilseeds. Soon they may find a home in California fields as a rotational crop with smart water use and high demand.
21-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Snow and Soil in Cooperation

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Snow is fun for sledding and skiing, but what is its role in soil protection? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) February 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the crucial role of snow for healthy soils.
15-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Popping Potential of Sorghum

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Eating popcorn has long been synonymous with watching movies. But soon you might find yourself reaching for another popped snack option—popped sorghum.
13-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Grow, Mow, Mulch: Finding Lawn’s Value

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Can grassy lawns affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil? Researchers found grass species and mowing habits can make a difference.
8-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Earth, Wind…and Sand Dunes

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When do erosion and rebuilding of soil equate with outdoor beauty? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) February 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how the wind and water forces at Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park work in a constant...
2-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Challenges of Breeding “VIPeas”

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Breeding new varieties of chickpeas with desirable traits – such as increased resistance to diseases and pests – is difficult. In a new study, researchers evaluated four combinations of breeding methods and tested whether they increased the...
31-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientific Societies Send “Scientific Integrity” Letter to President Trump

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) sent an open letter today to President Trump, asking that he “protect and defend the scientific integrity of federal...
30-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Floating Towards Water Treatment

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Researchers found engineered floating wetlands show promise, similar to natural floating wetlands, for water treatment.
24-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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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