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More Data, More Land Reclamation Success

Often, energy pipelines pass through previously undisturbed areas. These areas need to be managed carefully to re-establish ecologically functioning systems. A new study shows teams can increase the chance of successful land reclamation by first...
13-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Why Do We Need to Keep Breeding New Crop Varieties?

Crop breeders continue to improve familiar crops. The February 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog describes crop breeders’ progress towards the future of barley, wheat, and potato varieties.
7-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Gypsum as an Agricultural Product

Gypsum, a source of calcium and sulfur, can benefit crops and soils. When recovered from power plant smokestacks, it brings the additional benefits of recycling.
6-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Are There Salinity Problems for Urban Soils?

Some soils, like some humans, might need a low-salt diet. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Feb. 1 Soils Matter blog explains where salt in soil comes from and what can be done about it.
1-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Prairie Strips Transform Farmland Conservation

Modern agriculture’s outputs can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when...
30-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


High-Protein Rice Brings Value, Nutrition

A new advanced line of rice, with higher yield, is ready for final field testing prior to release. On average, it has a protein content of 10.6%, a 53% increase from its original protein content. It also needs less heat, time, and usually less water...
23-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Why Do Some Farm Fields Look Messy After Harvest?

Some farm fields this time of year look messier than others. The January 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains what drives a grower’s decision when it comes to managing their fields in the winter.
22-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Right green for crop, environment, wallet

Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being green.
16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST 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.


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