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7/24/2015

Once a vital tool for suppressing weeds, cover crops were mostly forgotten by conventional growers after chemical weed control came along. Now as some growers look to add cover crops back into...

7/22/2015

Farmers are increasingly looking to cover crops to meet their management goals, but cover crops must be used precisely for those goals to be met.

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7/20/2015

Soybeans are a foundational element both of the food system and systems for non-food bio-products, such as biodiesel. As such, soybean-based biodiesel has become a fuel standard to which other...

7/16/2015

Water conservation is a necessary and responsible practice, especially in urban landscapes and on golf courses that use a lot of water. Turfgrass areas are perfect environments for irrigating with...

7/15/2015

Slava Epstein has a reverence for soil.

In January, the Northeastern University microbiologist and his colleagues at NovoBiotics unveiled teixobactin—one of the most promising...

7/14/2015

Global maize production must meet the dual demands of global consumption and sustainable production, and maize breeders and agronomists have collaborated to improve yields under both...

7/13/2015

Tile drainage is a necessity in poorly drained areas of the U.S. Midwest. But it has also been documented to be a significant pathway for...

7/9/2015

Crop productivity on smallholder farms is very low in southern Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe. One of the main causes of this low productivity is poor nitrogen and weed management caused, in...

7/8/2015

Creeks and rivers are often thought of only as passive delivery routes for phosphorus (P) from land to larger water bodies. In other words, little regard is given to biogeochemical processes at...

7/6/2015

Scientists and practitioners already get how critical genetics x environment (G x E) interactions are to realizing further gains in global crop yields and ensuring future food security. But will a...

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