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10/12/2015

Legume cover crops and animal waste products can be important nitrogen sources in cropping systems. In addition, growing a grass in combination with a legume can enhance cover crop residue...

10/12/2015

Bioenergy-based cropping systems are on the rise, with the goal of producing 136 billion liters of ethanol per year by 2022. This means that more and more producers with subsurface-drained (tile-...

10/9/2015

Corn hybrids that better tolerate crowding—allowing them to be sown at higher populations than their predecessors—have been a driver of rising yields of field corn in recent decades....

10/9/2015

Interest in soil organic matter (SOM) has been rising steadily in recent decades, as scientists and land managers place greater emphasis on maintaining soil quality and fertility, and more...

10/8/2015

Soil properties often hold clues about past changes in vegetation. In the Appalachian Mountains, USA, impacts on soils and ecosystem services from vast, historical forest clearing and harvest,...

10/8/2015

Some sorghum varieties, called “sweet sorghums,” are harvested and pressed like sugarcane to obtain sugar-laden juice. Sugar yield depends on sugar concentration and juice volume, and...

10/7/2015

Climate change will alter future temperature and precipitation patterns in seasonally- and regionally-specific ways. Temperature and precipitation also govern soil microbial dynamics, which...

10/6/2015

Pollen released by urban vegetation during flowering contributes greatly to the levels of airborne allergens in cities, exerting an adverse impact on public health. Given the exponential increase...

10/2/2015

For those hoping to sow some diversity back into the Corn Belt with dedicated bioenergy crops, mixtures of native prairie species seem like an obvious choice. Farmers, though, need to manage...

9/24/2015

Cowpea, or black-eyed pea, is a vital food crop, especially in the more arid regions of the world. But it is vulnerable to drought, and there is still ambiguity around the response of several key...

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