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9/11/2015

Countless ways exist for water-borne bacteria to die or get stuck in soil and geologic sediments. This is why scientists tend to assume that a thick layer of these materials will keep pathogens in...

9/10/2015

Perennial grasses are excellent candidates for bioenergy feedstock production, especially long-lived grasses with broad adaptation, such as reed canarygrass. However, 40 years of breeding reed...

9/8/2015

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that 1.25% of the nitrogen fertilizer applied to crops is lost as nitrous oxide. Yet no data for winter wheat production in the U.S....

9/4/2015

The ability of soils to conduct water is measured by the soil hydraulic conductivity value, or Ksat. It's difficult to imagine a soil water-related modeling project in which Ksat is not an...

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...

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