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August 26, 2016

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June 22, 2016 — Trials in field and high tunnel cucumber cropping systems compared performance and decomposition (after use) among two bioplastic films and four experimental spunbond, nonwoven biofabrics. Results ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The amount of dissolved organic carbon from rivers emptying into the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 80 years, a trend they predict will continue through 2100 if annual precipitation ... read more

Consider an Organic Approach to Your Lawn

Mar. 15, 2016 — Chemical use can leads unhealthy soil, fertilizer getting in watersheds, ... read more

Welfare Recipients Seen as Immoral for Buying Ethical Products

Mar. 8, 2016 — Shoppers making ethical purchases, such as buying organic food or environmentally friendly cars, are generally seen as more virtuous -- unless they're receiving government assistance. If ethical ... read more

Antibiotics Use Affects the Abundance of Resistant Bacteria in Soil

Mar. 7, 2016 — When a certain type of antibiotic is phased in, the abundance of resistant genes in soil increases, new investigations show. When the antibiotic is phased out again, the abundance of resistant genes ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — The types of beneficial fungi that associate with tree roots can alter the fate of a patch of tropical forest, boosting plant diversity or, conversely, giving one tree species a distinct advantage ... read more

Study of Tundra Soil Demonstrates Vulnerability of Ecosystem to Climate Warming

Feb. 22, 2016 — Findings from one of the first comprehensive field studies by a collaborative team of researchers demonstrate the active layer microbiome of tundra soil was significantly altered after only 1.5 years ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Leaving some of your plants and vegetables up over the winter is a good thing, say investigators. According to a new article, plant "litter" that remains after a harvest is called ... read more

Oregano May Reduce Methane in Cow Burps

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new research project aims to reduce methane emissions from dairy cows by up to 25 per cent. This benefits not only the environment, but also arable farmers and milk producers, and it uses one key ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Soil frost is a nearly universal process in the Arctic. In a recent dissertation, it is shown that the frequency and extent of soil frost is important for the release of the greenhouse gas carbon ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The organic food industry has grown from fresh produce and grains to snack foods and condiments -- from farmers markets to supercenters. Has this new variety in organic products, and the availability ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — As global temperatures rise, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, which is accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere, according to new ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Recently published research demonstrates the effects of using faba beans in two different ways to increase soil health in Canadian soils. This research has multiple benefits: saving money on the cost ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Scientists investigated the impact of co-application of manures with chemical N fertilizer on N accumulation and loss in a greenhouse rotationally planted with cucumber or tomato and lettuce. ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes, new research ... read more

Growing Crops on Organic Soils Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Say Scientists

Dec. 17, 2015 — Drained organic soils are a considerable source of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, say researchers. Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — When you think of wildfires, you may not think of wetlands. But the seldom-seen blazes may help some endangered species, according to a newly published study. Severe wetland fires -- so rare they ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

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