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Article ID: 702220

Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

Cornell University

For the first time, a Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay within a “Goldilocks zone,” where 25 to 55 percent of the surrounding area contained natural lands. Outside this zone, flower plantings also drew more strawberry pests, while having no effect on wasps that kill those pests.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    15-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702106

Applying Auto Industry’s Fuel-Efficiency Standards to Agriculture Could Net Billions in Corn Sector, Researchers Conclude

New York University

Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8 billion in economic benefits for the U.S. corn sector alone, researchers have concluded in a new analysis.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702141

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain Team Up to Take Water Irrigation Solutions to the Next Level

Florida Atlantic University

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain, a third generation privately-held company, have entered into a three-phase partnership to work on intelligent irrigation components that will be sold throughout major distribution channels.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702150

What Are Those Wavy Bands in the Soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Have you noticed wavy bands of soil along roads or paths? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 15 Soils Matter blog explains these horizontal soil waves and the unusual way they form.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702096

Mars Taps Benson Hill’s Crop Design Platform to Help Protect Cacao from Climate Change

Benson Hill Biosystems

“We want to enable farmers to produce more cocoa from less land,” said Dr. Howard Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer of Mars. “Benson Hill has built an impressive data and machine learning platform designed to provide insights that can improve crops faster.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701565

Maintaining high crop quality topic of symposium

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Factors like how seeds are spaced when planting or soil moisture can affect the yield and nutritional value of crops. Scientists at the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society annual meeting will discuss these factors and more.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701984

GW Experts Available to Discuss New Landmark UN Report on Climate Change

George Washington University

The George Washington University has experts available to discuss the recently released report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701968

Looking for the Great Pumpkin? UF/IFAS Experts Offer Tips for Halloween

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Not only are pumpkins cool as a front porch decoration, they're healthy to eat, especially they're seeds.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 701931

Boxing Up Ag Field Nitrogen

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Scientists develop edge-of-field practices so growers can keep the early planting offered by the tile drains while protecting nearby streams–and the Gulf of Mexico–from nitrate contamination.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701876

WVU Researchers Linking Clean Air Act to Soil Composition

West Virginia University

Researchers from WVU have teamed up with collaborators at Lawrence Livermore National Lab to predict the future of these effects on Earth’s forest ecosystems and understand why soil under some tree species gain more carbon in response to nitrogen deposition than others.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 9:35 AM EDT

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