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Restoring Wetlands Can Lessen Soil Sinkage
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's...
93 Per Cent of Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture Developments Involve Inhabited Land
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found...
Research Diary: Plant Clinics in Uganda
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. University of Warwick PhD student Andrew Tock...
Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called...
Communicating Biodiversity to Farmers
Two metrics for informing farmers about the biodiversity on their land are presented in a recent Swiss study: average species richness...
Myths and Facts about Residue Breakdown
Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil by preventing soil erosion during rain events or high winds. Also,...
A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools
As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations,...
Cover crops and SCN: What’s the connection?
Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects...
Nitrogen Fertilization Rates for Corn Production
There has been a large change in corn grain prices this fall. How might that affect recommended nitrogen (N) fertilizer or manure-N...
Crop Rotation Key For Corn Results
Increasing maize planting density can lift dry matter yield without damaging quality, but only if crop rotation and moisture are right,...
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as...
Genetic Mapping of Rust-Resistance Genes in Sunflower
US - Rust is a serious fungal disease of sunflowers around the world. The disease can significantly reduce sunflower yields and has...
Causes of California Drought Linked to Climate Change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused...
Playing Tag with Sugars in the Cornfield
Sugars are usually known as energy storage units in plants and the insects that feed on them....
Farmland Biodiversity Monitoring Costs Estimated
Monitoring biodiversity on farms is vital for conservation policies but how much does it cost?...
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