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Urban Trees Provide Pollution Solution


Urban environments struggle with contaminated water running off, causing pollution and algal blooms. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and trees. These biofiltration systems capture and filter the runoff. Australian...
25-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Can Soils Help with Climate Change?

Soils can store carbon, keeping it out of the atmosphere
13-Nov-2015 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Going Native—for the Soil?


Urbanization is known to degrade the quality of soil. Researchers compared the soil under residential prairie gardens to the soil under the adjacent lawns to see if there were any differences.
11-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mooving Manure Beyond Drug-Resistant Bacteria


Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for farmers’ crops. But manure can also host...
4-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Soils and Climate: Preventing Desertification

Good farming and property management keys to prevention
2-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

PhD Comics Author to Present at Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Meeting

Piled Higher and Deeper - an analogy for PhD
29-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Farming on Mars? The Martian Raises Questions About Soil


In the recent sci-fi hit, The Martian, the main character, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), manages to grow potatoes on the planet with a mix of ingenuity, science, and a bit of Hollywood make-believe. Could it work?
29-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Soils and Climate - Soil Societies' Theme for November

Soils help moderate global temperatures, store carbon
28-Oct-2015 1:00 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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