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Why Do Mudslides Occur?

In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout the year to educate the public about the importance of soil. May’s theme is “Soils Support...
15-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Gardening in a Polluted Paradise

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Researchers at Kansas State University have looked into how vegetables take up different soil contaminants. They also considered how different gardening practices could reduce this uptake. They found that, in the majority of examples, eating...
15-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

A Model Approach for Sustainable Phosphorus Recovery From Wastewater

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A study in the Journal of Environmental Quality examined methods for recovering phosphorus from wastewater using mathematical modeling. . The study showed that a typical wastewater treatment plant could reclaim approximately 490 tons of phosphorus...
5-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

What Type of Soils Provide Good Building Foundations

Strength, stability, water drainage and other factors important.
1-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure

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Houses, schools, and more depend on soils.
28-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Healthy Soils and Roots Capture Water

In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout to educate the public about the importance of soil. April’s theme is “Soils Clean and...
27-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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

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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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