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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...

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...

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