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Putting zinc on Bread Wheat Leaves

Applying zinc to the leaves of bread wheat can increase wheat grain zinc concentrations and improve its nutritional content.
2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How are oysters farmed – and what’s the effect on subaqueous soils?

Oyster aquaculture poses minor changes to soils and bottom-dwelling communities
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GPS isn’t just for road trips anymore

Precision agriculture technologies can improve efficiency on smaller farms
1-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Carbon Cycling in Wet Soils

Testing microbial activity in soil columns helps researchers understand how carbon is stored in soils that are periodically waterlogged.
25-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Food-grade wheatgrass variety released for public use

Farmers can now grow this superfood with environmental and health benefits
24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why do we need to know harvest yield during crop growth?

Using technology is essential for predicting tuber crop yields in drought-heavy regions
22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Crop residue decisions affect soil life

New findings share how prescribed fire and no-till management impact soil microbes
17-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Is Lead Contamination Ancient History?

Despite the phase out of lead, urban soils a leading source of lead exposure
15-Jun-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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