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2/15/2017

 

Farmers and ranchers send soil and crop samples to commercial laboratories for chemical tests that measure nutrient concentrations as well as protein, fiber, and carbohydrates that...

2/13/2017

 

Corn (Zea mays L.) residue provides a simple and economical practice to integrate crops and livestock.  Corn residue is used for grazing, livestock bedding,...

2/10/2017

 

Growing premium wine grapes requires the right soil and climate. An ideal combination occurs in parts of California where the majority of the wine grapes in the United States are...

2/8/2017

 

Both seed number and seed weight are important to grain yield of sorghum, but seed number is often considered the most important yield component. Because sorghum is often grown...

2/6/2017

 

While many soils in the upper Midwest of the U.S. are extensively tile drained, substantial cropland remains poorly drained, negatively affecting nitrogen (N) fertilizer use...

2/3/2017

 

The December 2016 issue of Vadose Zone Journal contains a review of soil and landscape evolution—the bio-hydrological processes during the initial development phases...

2/1/2017

 

Organic agriculture poses other demands on crop characteristics than conventional high-input conditions. The question is whether crop cultivars adapted to low-input organic...

1/30/2017

 

Reliable prediction of soil hydraulic characteristics is often required to assess soil and ground water contamination risk or soil remediation activities. Soil permeability to water...

1/27/2017

The rising plate meter has been used for several decades to estimate forage yields in pastures containing only one or two forage species. However, pastures with multiple forage species have...

1/25/2017

 

Infiltration is the main process to replenish soil moisture, recharge aquifers and reduce groundwater depletion, and support streamflows during dry periods. However, most...

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