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9/4/2015

Cattle are renowned for their ability to convert marginal feedstuffs into high quality protein (i.e., meat and milk) for human consumption. However, bovine metabolism is relatively inefficient,...

9/3/2015

Removal of excess nitrogen in agricultural runoff can be enhanced by constructing vegetated wetlands; however, this practice is expensive and often cost prohibitive.

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9/2/2015

Carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes and production rates vary in soil with time and depth. The shallow, near-surface soil layer is important for a myriad of soil processes, yet knowledge...

9/2/2015

Phytate is an “anti-nutrient” in corn seeds that reduces the bioavailability of minerals in the diet, including iron.

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8/31/2015

A wide variety of trace contaminants make their way into municipal wastewater systems. Some are degraded during wastewater treatment, some remain in effluents, and some partition to sludge. This...

8/28/2015

From erosion to acidification to loss of organic matter, the impacts of agriculture on topsoil are well known. But an open access paper...

8/27/2015

The processes that form porous media, such as soils, create highly heterogeneous 3D structures, forcing scientists to adopt models that can reproduce the reality.

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8/20/2015

Crop yields have increased significantly with the use of plastic-film mulching in dryland areas of China at low- to mid-altitudes. However, the potential benefit of this technology at high...

8/19/2015

Corn is the world’s most productive crop, but this important food-, feed-, and fuel-producing species can be infected with Aspergillus flavus.

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8/14/2015

With all the talk about maize, wheat, and rice production around the globe, it’s easy to forget that the world’s largest agricultural land use by far is grassland grazed by livestock...

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