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7/14/2017

 

Harmful algal blooms can occur when noxious aquatic organisms grow in the presence of elevated urea concentrations. Urea-based fertilizers are ubiquitous, but decompose rapidly in...

7/12/2017

 

Agriculture is a major part of the economy in California. Farmers grow a wide variety of crops, including almonds, oranges, and tomatoes, but these are primarily perennial or warm-...

7/10/2017

 

Although evidence of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill may not be visually obvious today, crude oil can still be found in Louisiana coastal marshes. Oil not initially...

7/7/2017

 

The connection between commercial N fertilizer and soil organic carbon is widely debated. In a recent article in the Soil Science Society of America Journal, researchers...

7/5/2017

 

Self-incompatibility (SI) is an effective genetic mechanism that promotes outcrossing and maintains a high degree of heterozygosity in plants. Self-incompatibility also...

7/3/2017

 

Runoff of phosphorus (P) from farm fields in the U.S is a widespread problem, contributing to eutrophication in bodies of water from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. To reduce...

6/30/2017

 

Nitrogen is applied yearly to the more than 90 million acres of maize production in the USA. Breeding maize for increased grain yield has been the focus of Pioneer for more than 90...

6/28/2017

 

Deficiency of micronutrients can significantly reduce crop yield, quality, and economic return. In 2016, soybean was harvested from 3.04 million ha in Minnesota. In the recent years...

6/26/2017

 

Soil mapping identifies different soil types by compressing a unique suite of spatial patterns and processes across multiple spatial scales. It can be quite difficult to quantify...

6/23/2017

 

In 2008, Glen Obear was interning at a golf course in Hawaii when the superintendent asked him to help diagnose a mysterious problem. Some of the course’s putting greens were...

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