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12/7/2016

 

What do farmers want more—to build soil organic matter (SOM) for long-term soil quality or to mineralize organic matter to feed their crops? The answer is usually both....

12/5/2016

 

Pest management in cotton production tends to be more problematic than in other row crops. Multiple insecticide applications are typically required to maximize yield and economic...

12/2/2016

 

Popped sorghum grain is becoming increasingly possible with consumers. To provide product for this growing market, producers often pop grain from hybrids that were not developed for...

11/30/2016

Many U.S. students complete a first or second course in calculus but demonstrate limited ability to use or understand the calculus in a typical soil physics course or textbook. To improve calculus...

11/28/2016

 

Livestock production is increasingly tied to water quality concerns, in part due to the management of manure on farms. While strong emphasis has been placed on how manure...

11/25/2016

The growing demand for organic dairy and livestock products is driving increasing demand for organic grain and oilseed production. Winter canola production fits well in areas of the southeastern...

11/23/2016

 

Labile organic matter plays important roles in soil health and nutrient cycling because of its dynamic nature, and water-extractable organic matter is part of the soil labile...

11/21/2016

 

The main end use of maize in Mexico is human consumption, mainly as tortillas, a food product obtained by a thermal-alkaline process called “nixtamalization.” This...

11/18/2016

Sulfur deficiency has become more common in the last decades. Sulfur fertilizers are usually in granular form and are predominantly based on sulfate or elemental sulfur. The latter is not...

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