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11/17/2017

 

Finite nutrients, like phosphorus and potassium are remobilized after a killing frost in perennial biomass crops like switchgrass, as a function of environmental signaling and...

10/30/2017

 

Cotton leaf grades values significantly increase with remnants of leaf and bract materials in cotton lint. Higher cotton leaf grade values have a detrimental impact on the entire...

10/16/2017

 

Optimizing nitrogen (N) fertilization is important to improve corn yield and to reduce N losses to the environment. However, economic optimum nitrogen rate (EONR) is variable and...

10/11/2017

 

Corn residue is a source of soil organic carbon in row cropping systems in the Midwest. Farmers apply liquid nitrogen (N) to corn residue after harvest, assuming it will increase...

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...

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