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February 21, 2018

 

Agroecosystems research tackles complex issues. Trying to balance economics, food production, and environmental impacts means there are multiple goals and all are a top priority. Often…

February 19, 2018

 

Corn, or maize, is a staple crop of global economic, industrial, and food security importance. Damage to the growing ears by corn earworm (CEW) can reduce yield, and is thus a major…

February 16, 2018

 

The concept of watersheds can be challenging to teach in engineering courses. This is because a watershed is generally conceived at large spatial scale, which makes it difficult for…

February 14, 2018

 

Organic row cropping regularly…

February 12, 2018

 

The full yield potential of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) only will be reached with a uniform and vigorous initial plant population, which can be harmed under the high…

February 9, 2018

 

Engineered barriers used for control and containment of contaminated liquids commonly rely on the use of low permeability clays for long-term protection of human health and the…

February 7, 2018

 

Septic systems, which treat household wastewater in rural areas, are sources of contaminants, such as nutrients and pharmaceuticals, to groundwater. Scientists are now using one class of…

February 5, 2018

 

It has long been recognized that inorganic nitrogen soil testing and estimates of mineralization from soil and plant organic matter are key to predicting fertilizer responses in semi-…

February 2, 2018

 

Potassium (K) fertilizer recommendations based on preplant soil tests are critical in ensuring crop yield and quality and minimizing fertilizer costs. Since no soil test procedure has…

January 31, 2018

 

Lead arsenate was a commonly-used pesticide in fruit tree orchards from the 1890s to 1940s, and elevated arsenic (As) levels persist in soils where lead arsenate was once applied. Many…