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1/16/2017

 

Research in agricultural systems occurs on a range of time spans. Some experiments are carried out for a single...

1/13/2017

 

In the Midwestern U.S., where almost all native grassland has been lost to agriculture and development, many groups work to restore native prairie. One reason to restore these...

1/11/2017

 

The use of organic P fraction in soil test P for soybean under no-till could improve the accuracy to predict the response of crops to P fertilization. Bray P is the most commonly...

1/9/2017

 

Alfalfa is a moderately salt- tolerant crop with high economic return and is, therefore, more suitable for production with lower-quality water than most high-value crops. New...

1/6/2017

 

Tony Hartshorn sees soil as a “common denominator or common currency” and his “universal translator.” Wherever he may travel in the world, he can dig a hole...

1/4/2017

Careful fertilizer management is required to avoid seedling damage from the release of potentially toxic nitrogen forms from inorganic and organic fertilizers. 

In the November–...

1/2/2017

 

Peatlands are important storage locations for soil carbon and sinks for carbon dioxide. Peat is a type of soil that is primarily composed of partially decomposed plant residuals...

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...

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