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How drones can help farmers

With a little training, farmers and scientists can use drones to grow food more efficiently
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Why do farmers care about conservation?

Long-term farm success depends on sustainable practices.
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Salmon provide nutrients to Alaskan streambanks

Nutrient cycling of stream ecosystems dependent on portion of salmons’ lifecycle.
18-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Microbes play important role in soil’s nitrogen cycle

But different microbes have distinct roles to play, and environmental factors influence activity.
11-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How does flooding affect farms?

Patience is a virtue for on-farm flood recovery
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Cover crops can benefit hot, dry soils

Soil gets more than just “cover” from cover crops.
4-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Happened to Alaska’s Soils During the 2019 Fires?

Protecting the permafrost after a record fire season
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Preparing Plants for our Future Climate

Study investigates plant behavior when exposed to higher carbon dioxide levels.
26-Feb-2020 8:00 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

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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.

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