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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

The Importance of Soil-Dwelling Animals


Soil animals degrade organic matter, maintain soil structure
1-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Soil Deserves a Google Doodle!


Soil Science Society leads effort to get soil recognition on World Soil Day
26-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Soils Are Living


Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth!
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Recycled Water, Salt-Tolerant Grass a Water-Saving Pair


Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there’s only so much clean water to go around — and so the effort begins to find a solution. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, containing salt leftover from the cleaning process, to...
25-Jun-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Better Switchgrass, Better Biofuel


Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. It lacks qualities, such as high biomass yield, needed to maximize biofuel production. To...
18-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Why Stay on the Trails?


Soil compaction harms soil microbes, health of the forest ecosystem.
15-Jun-2015 7:00 AM EDT

When Trees Aren’t ‘Green’


Most of us don’t consider forests a source of pollution. As natural bodies, they should be good for the environment. But a recent study in Japan shows that older cedar and cypress plantations are causing as much pollution as a poorly managed...
10-Jun-2015 11:05 AM 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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