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7/3/2015

Producing food, fiber, biofuel, and animal feed consumes some 70% of the freshwater used by people today. But agriculture’s continued access to and use of the planet’s water resources...

6/25/2015

 

Ascorbic acid is an essential vitamin in the human diet, being positively correlated with a reduction in risk of different diseases. In a recent...

6/24/2015

Riparian seepage zones are key hydrologic features in many agricultural, headwater watersheds across Appalachia. Seeps often supply most of the streamflow in these watersheds and connect nitrogen-...

6/18/2015

Cover crops are being widely promoted for their soil health benefits. However, semi-arid, dryland agriculture systems, which are chronically short of water for crop production, may not be able to...

6/16/2015

People have always been interested in space, leading to speculation about future settlements on other planets. Many have pointed to Mars and our moon as examples of places where colonies could...

6/16/2015

Ever since “soil-less” growing media were introduced to the horticultural industry in the mid-20th century, peat has been the product of choice, thanks to its wide availability,...

6/16/2015

Soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important indicator of soil quality that affects ecosystem functioning and food security. This is why even small changes in SOC stocks could have large consequences...

6/15/2015

It’s a cold, late April day in Indiana, and the forecast calls for yet another week of rain. Ron Turco is growing uneasy. His window for getting seed into the ground this year is closing,...

6/12/2015

It has become evident that wheat production must increase by 60% to meet global demands for food by 2050. Superior wheat cultivars with high yield potential, good end-use quality, and excellent...

6/12/2015

Invasive species have often been documented to have widespread ecosystem effects, but the magnitude and direction of these effects are difficult to predict.

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