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How are new varieties of plants registered and why?

The final step in breeding programs is registering their new variety with the USDA
7-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What is the Wisconsin state soil?

Antigo Silt Loam is a rich soil, good for growing crops and forestry
2-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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One (soil) test to rule them all

Research finds that a single test for phosphorus in soil can outperform multiple other tests. This could help farmers track their soil nutrients more easily and accurately.
1-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How is drought affecting irrigation water for pecans?

Pecans for holiday pies and treats grown mostly in drought-ridden south
22-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research offers sweet (potato) relief

Herbicides meant to help sweet potatoes fight weeds but often damage the crop; new “safener” formulas provide protection to the crop but not weeds
17-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What are the best management practices of the Everglades Agricultural Area?

Better practices have reduced phosphorus loads during most years by 40%
15-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Solving the battle for your orange juice

Researchers in Florida find that split nutrient application improves tree growth and yields
10-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cassava: A Plant for all times

Cassava is a key food security crop around the world
8-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Creating Valid and Transparent Carbon Markets

Important topic covered during Sustainable Agronomy Conference
25-Aug-2021 8:00 AM EDT

Reflections on emergency remote teaching for lab courses

One year after COVID-19 rapidly transformed university learning, professors reflect on tools for resiliency.
2-Mar-2021 3:15 PM EST

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 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.



Susan Fisk
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