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Crop diversity is key to increased profits for Brazilian farmers

Study finds switching up autumn-winter crop improves soils, pocketbooks
23-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Celebrating Plant Cousins: Crop Wild Relative Week

“wild and weedy” kin often have desirable traits valuable for today’s breeders
22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

Research helps farmers pick the best cover crops to keep their soil and nutrients in the field
16-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How are wetland plants and soils different from drier soils?

Wetlands are characterized by saturation levels, hydric soils, and hydrophytic plants
15-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wild cousins may help crops battle climate change

Wild relatives of our domestic crops already cope with harsh conditions and resist disease. Can we use them to help our preferred crops adapt?
9-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Help Wheat Breeders

Usually, breeders pick the best wheat lines by hand, but unmanned aerial vehicles that record certain measures of plant health can help breeders select wheat lines more efficiently.
3-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate change could increase rice yields

Research reveals how rice ratooning practices can help Japanese farmers increase rice yields
2-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Char Application Restores Soil Carbon and Productivity

After two years of char application, researchers find increased soil Carbon, magnesium, and sodium concentrations.
27-Aug-2020 8:00 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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American Society of Agronomy www.agronomy.org; Soil Science Society of America www.soils.org; Crop Science Society of America www.crops.org: 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.


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