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Living Mulch Builds Profits, Soil


Living mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except — it’s alive. No, it’s not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are There Really Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms?


Soil organisms are diverse, with characteristics that can astound. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 15 Soils Matter blog post explains which soil critters glow—and why.
28-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grazing Horses on Better Pastures


Horses in less temperate zones may get some extra grazing. A new study shows warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures.
9-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mineral Content of Soils Key to Physical and Chemical Behavior

Many aspects of the physical and chemical behavior of soils are directly related to the minerals present. The “Soil Mineralogy” symposium at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa,...
28-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Impact of Extreme Winter Weather on Hardwood Forests

Ice storms can have devastating results for trees in forests, too. New research studied the effects of lab-created ice storms on forest ecosystems. The “Why Ice Storms Aren’t Cool” presentation at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure...
28-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Soil Amendments for Healthier Spinach


Soils keep plants healthy by providing plants with water, helpful minerals, and microbes, among other benefits. But what if the soil also contains toxic elements, such as cadmium? The solution goes back to the soil. Researchers are investigating...
3-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sustainable Soils for Sustainable Cities

Eighty percent of the world’s population live in cities. Helping those soils stay healthy helps keep the water clean and provides green spaces for people to get exercise, among other benefits. The “Sustainable Soils in Urban Environments”...
28-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Is My Basement Wall Cracked?


Basement walls crack for a variety of reasons. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how they form—and which ones to be wary of.
28-Sep-2017 1:05 PM 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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