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12/30/2016

In flooded soils, such as those in rice fields, inorganic mercury can be converted to methylmercury, which is far more toxic and bio-accumulative. In the Sacramento Valley, CA, mercury is a...

12/28/2016

 

Monosodium methyl arsenate (MSMA) is an arsenic-based herbicide commonly used in cotton and turfgrass systems. In recent years, concerns about potential adverse effects of MSMA-...

12/26/2016

 

Yield prediction is an important step in formulating in-season nitrogen application rates in crops.

Algorithms for yield prediction with ground-based active-optical sensors...

12/23/2016

 

Genetic gain evaluation enables plant breeding organization to measure and adjust breeding programs on the basis of their performance. Establishing a baseline of genetic gain also...

12/21/2016

 

Soil structure has important influence over soil hydraulic properties, crop production, infiltration, and flood mitigation. Despite the importance of soil structure, very little is...

12/19/2016

 

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) covers an estimated 35 million ac in the eastern United States. This cool-season perennial grass has been planted as cattle forage and...

12/16/2016

 

As computer modeling and simulations become more common in all scientific fields, there is growing interest from some researchers to see the underlying code. If the computer code is...

12/14/2016

 

Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walpers] is an important crop in many dry regions of the world. To understand how cowpea plants develop and produce yield in these...

12/12/2016

 

Greater access to more sophisticated data compilation and analytical capacity has allowed meta-analysis of nutrient cycling and sustainability at global scales. This is the case for...

12/9/2016

 

Roadside ditches are common strategies for preventing roads from flooding, but they can lead to downstream water quality issues, including nutrient pollution. Grassed ditches may...

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