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Peas That Like It Hot


As the global climate changes and temperatures continue to rise, heat stress is becoming a major limiting factor for pea cultivation. A new study indicates that pea plants with some specific traits – such as longer flowering time and higher pod...
22-Aug-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Soil Microbes Persist Through National Mall Facelift


It’s not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study changes in the soil microbiome underneath.
9-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When Does Rock Become Soil?


Nature’s way of forming soil takes a great deal of patience. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the complex process of soils forming and maturing.
7-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biochar Shows Benefits as Manure Lagoon Cover


Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odor offensiveness, gas emissions, nutrient runoff, and...
8-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alkaline Soil, Sensible Sensor


Producers sometimes face challenges that go deep into the soil. They need answers to help the soil, on site. A portable field sensor can accurately measure minerals in soils more easily and efficiently than existing methods. And a research team,...
2-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Plants and Soil Really ‘Talk’?


Are your plants waxing poetic? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how plants and soil communicate—even without the advantage of words.
28-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adjusting Fertilizers Vital in Claypan Soils


New research could help claypan farmers improve yields while saving costs.
25-Jul-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Beans with Better Roots, Better Yield


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

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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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