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11/4/2015

Many lakes experience harmful algal blooms that are linked to high inputs of phosphorus. The sources of this phosphorus are...

11/3/2015

Droughts, such as the prolonged event currently gripping the state of California, USA, can cause severe economic damage, as loss of agricultural production increases the price of food, and loss of...

10/30/2015

“Rust never sleeps.” As aptly noted by Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, breeders, pathologists, and geneticists must continually strive to keep ahead of the devastating stem rust disease...

10/29/2015

Legume-grass cover crop mixtures can merge the nitrogen-supplying benefits of a legume cover crop with the nitrogen-scavenging and weed-suppressing benefits of a grass cover crop.

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10/27/2015

Poor synchrony between the application of nitrogen fertilizers and crop demand, along with spatial and temporal variability in crop nitrogen needs can all contribute to low nitrogen use efficiency...

10/22/2015

Every year, there is a risk for drought to erode a percentage of attainable crop yields. Many physiological traits have been investigated as plausible drivers of crop yield under drought. But for...

10/22/2015

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...

10/20/2015

Cover crops can boost nutrient use efficiency, reduce pests, and increase yields and yield stability. Documenting these potential benefits within semi-arid cropping systems remains elusive,...

10/19/2015

Many small communities in North America use lagoons or stabilization ponds for wastewater treatment. When these lagoons reach the end of their lives, the biosolids from them are typically spread...

10/15/2015

The scientific method is the foundation upon which we seek answers to questions and the pathway we use to build on previous knowledge. The notion that experimental results should be reproducible...

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