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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Soils Are Living, Experts Explain

June 25, 2015 — Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth, scientists report. This includes animals, insect, bacteria and ... read more

How and Why Butterflies Survive Fires

June 12, 2015 — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, scientists say. That realization stems from a new study in which researchers ... read more

New Method for More Effective Oil Recovery With Microbes Help

June 11, 2015 — Researchers are sending a soil bacterium into alien waters. They are examining whether the microbe can seal up the right places in oil reservoirs all by ... read more

Extra DNA Creates Cucumber With All Female Flowers

June 4, 2015 — A new study identifies the gene duplication that causes cucumber varieties produce only female flowers -- a high-yeild variety. The researchers discovered the extra DNA by screening genome sequences ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Thanks to research carried out since 2003 on the subsoil of Gran Canaria (Spain), two scientists have discovered a new species of beetle, which they have called Oromia thoracica. This blind weevil ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Biological nitrogen fixation provides a free way for plants to alter and absorb the nutrient. Legumes like soybeans fix nitrogen due to the symbiosis with bacteria in the soil through development of ... read more

May 29, 2015 — In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, ... read more

Sandwich System Found Effective in Organic Apple Orchards

May 27, 2015 — Scientists investigated four orchard floor management systems in an organic apple orchard and evaluated weed management, soil nutrient content, soil physical conditions, apple yield, quality, and ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are working with Punjabi farmers to test innovations that will reduce pressure on overused ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Areca palms can be grown in a native sand soil or in a calcareous fill soil without supplemental phosphorus, and with no nitrogen applied during the rainy summer months (June-September) in southern ... read more

Study Uses Farm Data to Aid in Slowing Evolution of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

May 22, 2015 — Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The same spring rains that lessen producers' concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong--in the field--benefits ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Invasive earthworms in New England's forests are absorbing toxic metal pollutants in potentially hazardous levels that may be contributing to a decline in birds, amphibians and mammals that feed ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Will climate change make the US Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new study finds that the answer remains ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Researchers are exploring the link between antioxidant production in the herb purslane and the salinity of the soil where it grows. Their results suggest that salt-stressed purslane may be a ... read more

Gardening in a Polluted Paradise: Is It Safe?

May 15, 2015 — Researchers have looked into how vegetables take up different soil contaminants. They also considered how different gardening practices could reduce this uptake. They found that, in the majority of ... read more

Carbon Emissions from Peatlands May Be Less Than Expected

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a dual mechanism that slows peat decay and may help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from peatlands during times of drought. The discovery might be used to reduce the risk ... read more

Research Aims to Restore Riparian Corridors and an Iconic Tree

May 11, 2015 — Beginning on May 11, Forest Service scientists will plant different combinations of tree and shrub species in four riparian areas on the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York and monitor the ... read more

Space Technology Identifies Vulnerable Regions in West Africa

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have mapped regional droughts from space, which can affect the livelihood of millions of people in West Africa. They report that soil moisture observations can map land degradation with ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have obtained biochar using manure waste, a new material that can improve soil properties and increase crop yields. The results suggest an optimal solution to manage the manure from ... read more

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