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Water Forecast Shows Record Snow in Parts of West, Parched in Southwest
March storms increased snowpack in the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according...
Crop Water Use in Limited-Irrigation Environments
The goal in High Plains agriculture is to use water most effectively in production systems to generate crop yield. ...
Irrigation Management for Corn: Improve Economic Yields
There are more than 16 million acres in harvested row crop production in Nebraska. About 8 million of these acres are irrigated....
Study Upends Long-held Food Security Assumptions
You hear it all the time in agricultural policy and research discussions: yields for the world’s major cereal crops will continue...
Sustainable Management: Gas Emission Reduction in Irrigation
Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is used by plants to build their tissues, and when plants die, the carbon can reach the soil...
New Two-Stage Drainage Ditch Reduces Costs, Boosts Water Quality
Drainage ditches are often a must for growing crops. They help carry excess water from fields. Now, there’s a new, better way to...
Cutting Emissions Through Better Soil Management in Irrigated Farming
An EU-funded project has been launched to improve the sustainable management of irrigated agricultural areas, in order to help mitigate...
Small Changes in Field Practices Can Make Food Safer
Researchers from Cornell University have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce...
Agriculture Can be Powered by Renewable Energy Sources
Some agricultural activities, such as irrigation, could be powered by renewable sources, a new study indicates. Farm machinery could...
Field Day Brings Multifaceted Approach to Irrigated Crops
Water conservation and nutrient management are important topics in agriculture today. ...
Two Approaches for Optimizing Water Productivity
Agricultural Research Service researchers in Bushland, Texas, are helping farmers make the most of their water supplies in a region...
Land Use Can Affect Fresh Water Supplies
New research has shown that supplies of fresh water provided by rivers depend not only on rainfall, but also on the land use within...
Water Resources Management, Policy: Where Do We Go from Here?
Visualize a dusty place where stream beds are sand and lakes are flats of dried mud. Are we on Mars? In fact, we're on arid parts of...
Food Production Creates 29 Per Cent of GHG Emissions
Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to analysis by the CGIAR...
Smallholder Farmers Need Improved Stake in Nile's Development
A new book finds that the Nile river, together with its associated tributaries and rainfall, could provide 11 countries—including...
 
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