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January 5, 2018

 

Adequate root development is crucial to decreasing planting stress when woody species are used to remediate degraded mine soils, because roots are in contact with potentially available…

January 3, 2018

 

Farmers increasingly use single- and multi-species cover crops to meet an array of management goals. This includes reducing nitrate losses, suppressing weeds, and boosting cash crop…

January 1, 2018

 

Less water using alternative crops like winter canola can sustain Ogallala Aquifer longer and add many rotational benefits to cereal based cropping systems. If canola can produce good…

December 29, 2017

 

Growing demand for animal products worldwide combined with an increasingly variable climate will require more resilient and productive forage-livestock systems. A major challenge will be…

December 27, 2017

 

Urea-based fertilizers (urea and UAN) are now the major source of crop nitrogen in North America, primarily because of economics. When urea-based fertilizers are added to soil they are…

December 25, 2017

 

Understanding the movement of elements like carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen between the biosphere and atmosphere is important for those studying pollution risk, agricultural production, and…

December 22, 2017

 

From planting through harvest, farmers are concerned with potential damage to crops. Weeds, weather, insects, and disease are just a few of the concerns. While farmers are unable to…

December 20, 2017

 

Cover crops are grown on over 1.8 million hectares of grain and oilseed production in the U.S. with mixed influence on cash crop yields. Previous research has focused on understanding…

December 18, 2017

 

Aquatic algae production is dependent upon the available concentrations of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, with the Redfield Ratio (106 C/16 N/1 P) generally considered the ‘ideal’…

December 15, 2017

 

Models for vegetation growth and soil formation are used across many disciplines including ecology, geology, climate science, and agronomy. However, models can often be specific to a…