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9/13/2017

 

Subjective visual estimations of forage mass are inaccurate and often lead to poor stocking decisions. Most literature on estimating forage mass with nondestructive sampling...

9/4/2017

 

The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference was held July 16-21, 2017 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Every four years the International Turfgrass Society (ITS)...

8/28/2017

 

The search for alternative sources of energy to limited fossil fuels has turned attention to sorghum as a potential dedicated bioenergy crop. Sorghum hybrids can provide biomass or...

8/9/2017

 

Renewable fuel standards put in place by the federal government set requirements that sustainable biomass sources be used for ethanol production. Switchgrass is a native, perennial...

7/31/2017

 

Photoperiod and in-season temperature are the primary factors that dictate the region where a soybean variety is adapted. The first study that defined hypothetical maturity groups (...

7/26/2017

 

Maize or corn, as it is commonly known, is currently the most important cereal in the world, used for feed, food and industrial products. A paper recently published in Agronomy...

6/28/2017

 

Deficiency of micronutrients can significantly reduce crop yield, quality, and economic return. In 2016, soybean was harvested from 3.04 million ha in Minnesota. In the recent years...

6/5/2017

 

Fungicidal seed coatings have become standard on commodity crop seed to control pathogenic fungi prior to germination. However, seed-applied fungicidal formulations containing...

5/29/2017

 

Because organic crop producers generally do not utilize herbicides, they have historically had limited access to conservation tillage practices that help retain soil organic carbon...

5/12/2017

 

Continuous cropping systems without rotations or cover crops are perceived as unsustainable for long-term yield and soil health. Continuous systems, defined as continually producing...

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