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Going with the Flow?

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Soil scientists have struggled with accurately measuring water flow through soil for years. Even the smallest soil details can sway water’s path from the straight, sequential line gravity alone might demand. These minute differences contribute to...
23-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Nitrogen in a Mo Fo Lo Po World

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Managing nitrogen levels in soils has created debate over the decades. Recently, a group of scientists, industry representatives, farmers, and government and non-government organization members met to discuss managing nitrogen on farms with the goal...
8-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Soils Retain and Contain Radioactivity in Fukushima

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Lead researcher Atsushi Nakao’s study is the first to investigate the soil’s physical and chemical properties in rice fields around the Fukushima site. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Quality, examined factors affecting...
24-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Soils Clean and Capture Water

Soil performs physical, biological and chemical cleaning of water.
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Soil Science Society of America Wants You to Know That “Soils Support Agriculture”

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Soil is the ultimate source of the nutrients our bodies need.
23-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Soils Support Urban Life—Rain Gardens Help Cities

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Green based technologies help cities manage storm water
9-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Soil Science Society of America Wants You to Know That “Soils Support Urban Life”

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There are many ways urban residents can help their soil get healthy and work well
20-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Soil Science Society of America Celebrating 2015 International Year of Soils

Society will focus on educating the public about this precious natural resource
2-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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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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