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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. ...
Cover Crops Reduce Erosion, Break Up Soil, Fix Nitrogen
When it comes to cover crops, a wealth of possibilities range from winter rye and triticale and even spring oats combined with turnips...
What Environments Are Best for Bee Health?
Diverse agri-environmental schemes which combine flowering crops with semi-natural habitats, such as grasslands and hedgerows, will...
Fertilization Destabilizes Global Grassland Ecosystems
A new study demonstrates that fertilization of natural grasslands -- either intentionally or unintentionally as a side effect of global...
First Step to Reduce Plant Need for Nitrogen Fertilizer Uncovered
Nitrogen fertilizer costs U.S. farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams,...
Food Expert: Genetically Modified Crops Are Overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and...
US Farm Lending Soars at Commercial Banks
Farm lending at commercial banks accelerated in the fourth quarter after solid gains in previous months. According to a November survey...
Study: Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the US
Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United States....
Maintaining Competitiveness with Today's High Grain Prices
The availability of cheap feed grain for many years influenced the structure of the beef cattle industry and the types of production...
What Are the Benefits of Cover Crops?
Cover crops could be considered the backbone of any annual cropping system that seeks to be sustainable. There are several ways to...
New Research Reveals Challenges in GM Crop Regulatory Process
A new innovation can completely reshape an industry - inspiring both optimism and debate. ...
Evaluate Forage Stands for Winter Injury
What an unusual winter – warmer than most; not much snow cover. Our perennial forage plants have experienced the same conditions....
Scientists Rally 'Round the Range
Rangelands in the western United States provide essential grazingland for hundreds of thousands of cattle and other livestock as well...
Teaming Up to Create a Successful Forage Grass
When Peter Pitts moved to Wisconsin in 1980 and bought a sack of grass seed, he never dreamed he’d be earning royalties from...
Cover Crops Improve Water Quality, Society Benefits
One important advantage of growing a cover crop is improved water quality, which can also benefit the local community, writes Sarah...

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