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AEL Research Highlights

6/14/2017

 

Current agricultural land use is dominated by an emphasis on provisioning services by applying energy-intensive inputs through relatively uniform production systems across variable...

5/12/2017

 

Turfgrass tissue analysis can play an important role in developing nutrient management plans.  Current interpretations are similar to those utilized in agronomic crops where...

4/17/2017

 

Networked research sites are increasingly used to study regional land management impacts on carbon and water fluxes. However, key national networks lack contributions from the Lower...

3/29/2017

 

Application of livestock manure to farm soils represents a priority nutrient management concern in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Historically strong emphasis has been placed on...

2/13/2017

 

Corn (Zea mays L.) residue provides a simple and economical practice to integrate crops and livestock.  Corn residue is used for grazing, livestock bedding,...

1/27/2017

The rising plate meter has been used for several decades to estimate forage yields in pastures containing only one or two forage species. However, pastures with multiple forage species have...

12/28/2016

 

Monosodium methyl arsenate (MSMA) is an arsenic-based herbicide commonly used in cotton and turfgrass systems. In recent years, concerns about potential adverse effects of MSMA-...

12/12/2016

 

Greater access to more sophisticated data compilation and analytical capacity has allowed meta-analysis of nutrient cycling and sustainability at global scales. This is the case for...

11/23/2016

 

Labile organic matter plays important roles in soil health and nutrient cycling because of its dynamic nature, and water-extractable organic matter is part of the soil labile...

10/10/2016

 

Environmental decisions taken by farmers often depend on their age, gender, and formal education. Changes in these demographic variables are therefore important for designing long-...

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