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11/14/2016

 

Profitability in rice production depends on factors other than yield. Numerous research has evaluated parameters influencing rice yield, but many do not offer an economic analysis...

11/11/2016

It’s early spring, and among a series of brown and barren crop fields, one field stands out. It’s covered with a stand of lush green grass. It’s a sight to behold and while the...

11/9/2016

Excessive concentrations of nitrate in streams can adversely affect biological communities. To assess the effects of nutrients and many other factors that can impair stream quality, the USGS and...

11/7/2016

 

Agricultural management systems are needed to enhance production and improve soil quality. A new article in Agronomy Journal reports on the effects of intercropped grass on...

11/4/2016

 

Learning forestry practices is difficult to accomplish in a lecture hall, which is why many programs include field-based curriculum. For example, the Arthur Temple College of...

11/2/2016

Low soil pH can affect herbicide persistence, decrease nutrient availability, and contribute to metal toxicity, all of which can compromise crop production.

In the Northern Great Plains (...

10/31/2016

 

Several attempts have been devoted in the last decades to investigate the genetic and phenotypic diversity harbored by the genus Capsicum. Particular efforts have been...

10/28/2016

 

Hydrogen sulfide is produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria during the storage of livestock manure. Besides being extremely odorous, it is highly toxic and contributes to the...

10/26/2016

The Critical Zone is defined as the layer of the land surface that extends from the bottom of the weathering zone (above fresh bedrock) to the top of the vegetation canopy. This layer that ranges...

10/24/2016

 

Increasing soil productivity includes optimizing fertilizer use, but prevailing fertilizer recommendations are high and beyond the reach of most smallholder farmers. Fertilizer...

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