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How Do They Make Those Crazy Designs on Major League Baseball Outfields?

Does baseball have you seeing stripes, diamonds, and circles? The Oct. 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains the turf maintenance and mowing practices that make baseball infields and outfields a visual feast.
22-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Penetrating the soil’s surface with radar

Ground penetrating radar measures the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. Researchers' calculations from the data informs agricultural water use and climate models.
17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


What Are Those Wavy Bands in the Soil?

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.
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Maintaining high crop quality topic of symposium

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.
11-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Boxing Up Ag Field Nitrogen

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.
10-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sustainable intensification of crops topic of symposium

Sustainable intensification is an approach that aims to increase crop yields on existing agricultural land while minimizing the negative environmental pressures and impacts of agricultural systems. Scientists at the American Society of Agronomy and...
9-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


What’s the difference between hay and straw?

When is an autumn hay ride not a hay ride? The October 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains the difference between hay and straw--and what you're really sitting on during those farm adventures.
8-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Tech Observations for Food Security

Satellites and other remote technology are able to gather information as varied as soil moisture, crop yields, and growing conditions. How will this improve food security world-wide? The Special Session Symposium, “Advances in the Use of Earth...
4-Oct-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

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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American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; Crop Science Society of America Collectively, these science Societies represent more than 12,000 individual members around the world. The scientists' memberships build collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields for the advancement of science.

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are part of the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), a nonprofit organization providing management and administrative, support services to all three societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


Susan Fisk
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