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June 13, 2018

Tourists and residents visit beaches for their recreational activities including swimming and surfing. Microbial contamination in beach water poses a public health threat because of waterborne…

June 13, 2018

An adequate supply of nitrogen fertilizer during the plant growth stage can guarantee maximum yield and economic benefits but also result in the loss of nitrate via leaching. Improving the soil…

June 11, 2018

Phosphorus (P) shortage in highly weathered tropical soils is a major constraint for agricultural productivity. Ascertaining accurate information about the continually changing temporal and…

June 8, 2018

Modern agriculture relies on many chemicals to produce the food and animal feed demanded by a growing human population. Unfortunately, the use of chemical herbicides has resulted in some weed…

June 6, 2018

For more than 100 years plant breeders have focussed on optimisation of the above-ground characteristics of our cereal crops, such as plant height and flowering time, which has led to dramatic…

May 30, 2018

Scientific conferences build professional skills and identity in undergraduate students and provide opportunities for developing professional social skills, a sense of belonging to their field,…

May 30, 2018

After harvesting the grain from a field of corn, leaves, stalks, and even some cobs remain. This residue, called corn stover, can be left in the field to return organic matter and nutrients,…

May 24, 2018

 

Breeding for the mechanical properties in bioenergy sorghums is critical to improve lodging resistance. However, despite significant economic losses due…

May 24, 2018

Corn yields in the U.S. have been increasing by about 2 bu/acre per year for the past 40 years as a result of improved hybrids and agronomic practices. However, carefully verified record yields…

May 23, 2018

Producing bermudagrass hay from fields receiving poultry litter provides both high-quality forage for ruminant livestock and a means of removing environmentally sensitive nutrients, especially…