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11/23/2015

Switchgrass has been a primary focus of efforts to develop perennial crops for bioenergy. Low dormancy is critical to stand establishment, but we know little about how selection and breeding have...

11/18/2015

Potato is the most important vegetable food crop in the world. As with other major crops, the development of new potato cultivars depends on incorporating key genes for agronomically important...

11/16/2015

In places with dry winters, such as the Cerrado region of Brazil or savannas of Africa, annual cash crops normally cannot produce enough biomass to properly cover the soil. The resulting low...

11/13/2015

On a warm and sunny day last fall, a handful of horticultural students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW-Madison) descended on Elderberry Hill Farm, a small CSA just across the...

11/13/2015

For decades, phosphorus pollution has contributed to unwanted algae blooms in many lakes—including Vermont's Lake Champlain. A raft of recent research has pointed a finger at eroding...

11/12/2015

Nitrification is a critical two-step process in the nitrogen (N) cycle. The first and rate-limiting step in nitrification can be performed by both ammonia (NH3)-oxidizing bacteria (AOB...

11/12/2015

Estimating how much green vegetation covers the ground surface is tedious work, but a new tool promises to make this vital task considerably quicker and easier. In an...

11/11/2015

Deteriorating soil health due to agricultural activity is a worldwide problem, but it has never been systematically inventoried at the catchment scale to provide management insights and inform...

11/10/2015

In the prairie pothole region of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada, prairie wetlands are known to be contaminated with herbicides used to kill weeds in crops.

However, little is...

11/10/2015

The 2015 growing season was a tough one for growers in upstate New York who produce heirloom and fresh market tomatoes. Cool weather and heavy rains in early summer created the perfect environment...

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