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Overcoming Obstacles to Measure Nitrous Oxide Emissions

“Indirect” emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) represent a large and very uncertain component of the greenhouse gas budget of agricultural cropping systems, but quantifying and reducing indirect N2O emissions have proven to be very challenging. The...
14-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Restoring Wetlands and Our Environment

Wetlands, including the Everglades, are important to the health of the environment. Restoring their ability to process water is the topic of several talks at a scientific meeting.
14-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breaking Legume’s Crop Wild Relative Barrier


In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties.
18-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researching the Impact of Natural Gas Drilling

The installation of natural gas wells requires soil reclamation efforts after installation. These efforts are often hindered by salt-affected soils, weed invasions and slow plant establishment. The “Soil Changes Before, During, and After Natural...
14-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Effects of Changing Tillage Practices on Sugar Beets Presented

Changing tillage practices can help the environment and reduce costs, according to a study in Montana.
14-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advancing a Shared Goal for Farmers and Conservation


The Nature Conservancy and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)—collectively known as the TriSocieties—today announced a new partnership to advance the science of...
14-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Can I Prevent Erosion and Runoff in My Yard?


Erosion can happen on any size property. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 15 Soils Matter blog post explains how to protect your yard—and our environment—from erosion.
14-Sep-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Breeding in the 21st Century

Contemporary plant breeding requires teams of scientists with expertise in genetics, phenotyping, and statistics. The “Plant Breeding in the 21st Century” presentation planned at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA...
7-Sep-2017 11:05 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

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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