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Corn with Straw Mulch Builds Yield, Soil Carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.
25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Keeping Your Lawn Healthy Benefits You as Well

Many homeowners appreciate the springy feel of a healthy lawn. But what are the tricks to keeping your lawn healthy? The April 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to maintain your lawn, and where to find resources specific to your region.
23-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Start Your Garden Right

Gardeners, are you eager for winter to lose its icy grip? There’s no time like the present to improve your garden knowledge! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides insights to starting off the garden season.
19-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Root Exudates Affect Soil Stability, Water Repellency

We might think of roots as necessary, but uninteresting, parts of the crop production process. New research, however, focuses on what’s going on in the soil with the plant’s roots and the chemicals they produce.
18-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Do Forest Soils Need to Be Managed?

We think of forests as wild places that take care of themselves. But sometimes a little help is necessary. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) April 15 Soils Matter blog explains what forest soils do and why we need to give them a hand.
16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Faba Fix for Corn’s Nitrogen Need

Researchers have good news for growers. Farmers raising a nitrogen-hungry crop like sweet corn may save up to half of their nitrogen fertilizer cost. The key: using a faba bean cover crop.
11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Should I Consider Before Using Fertilizers and Pesticides at Home?

Choosing the right fertilizer or pesticide for your needs can be overwhelming. The April 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to make the right choice, and why following label directions is important.
9-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dry the Weeds, Keep the Crops

Controlling weeds without synthetic herbicides, as organic certification requires, is challenging. Scientists are studying alternative tools for weed management. Research one such tool, propane-fueled flame weeding, provides practical advice to...
4-Apr-2018 9:00 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

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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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