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Treading Lightly on Vacation Soils

Summertime is recreation time! While the wilds may call us, respect for ecosystems should guide us. Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, explains why we should protect life underfoot.
24-May-2018 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cause of E. Coli Beach Closings? Gulls

Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings.
23-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Fertilizers and Pesticides Commonly Go on Ag Fields and Why?

Growers strive for a reliable food supply for the world’s population. And they use science to do so. The May 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how growers’ use of the right fertilizers and pesticides, at the right time, is a...
22-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sustainable Agronomy Conference: Science Meets Practice

The Sustainable Agronomy Conference, sponsored by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) June 26-27, “will bring together the best science and the best practitioners to advance sustainability,” says Gary Pierzynski, ASA president.
17-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Less Water, Same Texas Cotton

In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to water cotton fields. However, the aquifer is running low. Scientists from the area are working to find the best irrigation method for cotton that uses the least water.
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Considerations Go Into Rehabilitating Land Back to Native Grasses?

More neighborhoods are incorporating native grasses to their landscapes—but it’s not as easy as one might think. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 15 Soils Matter blog outlines the necessary conditions to rehabilitate land back to...
15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Can I Use Natural Materials to Build Soil Fertility in My Garden?

Healthy, fertile soil feeds our garden’s growth. The May 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to build soil health in two words: organic matter!
7-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plant Breeders Balance Shared Innovation, Revenue

Crop breeding research and innovation requires funding. But funding—and revenue from the crops developed—is increasingly hard to obtain.In response, a group of plant breeders met to discuss best practices. A recent paper summarizes their...
2-May-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...
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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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