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Peas have been part of the human diet for millennia, proving to be an important source of protein, carbohydrates, and several micronutrients. It’s not just their nutritional value, though; growing p...
September 15, 2017
Soil water resources may be scarce, and their precise location and dynamics strongly influence plant transpiration and yield. The root systems play an important role in soil water redistribution, whic...
September 15, 2017
If you tour a university campus, you can probably spot the business college or chemistry labs, but finding the soil science department may be more challenging— and not just for a visitor. Many under...
September 15, 2017
The Sensor-based Water Management Community is included under the Climatology and Modeling Section of ASA. This Community focuses on research interests related to plant and soil water sensors and sens...
September 15, 2017
Strong partnerships naturally germinate from mutual values. Case in point: the memorandum of understanding signed in June by ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and The Nature Conservancy....
September 15, 2017
The farm bill impacts every American who eats. Modern farm bills are five-year spending plans that combine risk management for farmers, nutrition and conservation programs, and funding for research an...
September 15, 2017
Badrinarayan Ramulal (B.R.) Barwale, recipient of the 1998 World Food Prize and CSSA Presidential Award, passed away on 23 July 2017 at the age of 86. He was born into a small agricultural family in H...
September 15, 2017
Being sessile, plants have always been overshadowed by the more active members of the animal kingdom, despite their remarkable ability to thrive in diverse and hostile environments. This presents an o...
September 15, 2017
Mentorship is one of the most important factors ensuring student success (Lechuga, 2011). On paper, mentorship seems like an easy process: (1) identify mentor/mentee, (2) establish mentoring relations...
September 15, 2017
Each month, we highlight a photo that demonstrates great techniques to illustrate research. This month, we thank John White for this photo of wetland research from The Nature Conservancy. This photo i...
September 15, 2017