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May 28, 2016

May 12, 2016 — Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Discovering that the association between trees and two classes of underground mycorhizzal fungi can be detected from space is a huge leap forward in our ability to understand how forests change on a ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Billbugs are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article sheds light on how to manage this damaging ... read more

Remote Sensing Maps Threats to Malaysia’s Mangroves

May 2, 2016 — Remote sensing data reveals land use and land cover changes over an 18-year period at one of the best-managed mangrove forests in the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A strain of beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria has spread across California, researchers have discovered, demonstrating that beneficial bacteria can share some of the same features that are ... read more

Slow Worms React Quickly to Climate Change

Apr. 27, 2016 — Evolution can react surprisingly quickly to climate change -- at least for an important species of earthworms. For seven years, scientists have exposed the natural habitat of Enchytraeidae to a ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber – made from a green ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The warm spring of 2012 in the U.S. caused plants to absorb more carbon, thereby compensating for reductions during the subsequent summer drought, researchers have ... 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

Apr. 18, 2016 — New Mexico's Las Conchas fire provided researchers with an unexpected chance to conduct before-and-after studies of how wildfire affected short and long-term erosion rates. More than 90 percent ... read more

Scientists Discover C4 Photosynthesis Boosts Growth by Altering Size, Structure of Plant Leaves, Roots

Apr. 18, 2016 — Plants using C4 photosynthesis grow 20-100 percent quicker than more common C3 plants by altering the shape, size and structure of their leaves and roots, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study shows that eating vegetables and fruits grown in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewater exposes consumers to minute quantities of carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug commonly ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — From the Amazon to Africa, tropical regions are widely expected to play a growing role in supplying food to the world. With global population on the rise, many policy experts and conservationists see ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have weighed in on the hotly debated relationship between lineage and behavior in microorganisms by using a new tool -- quantitative stable isotope probing -- producing results that have ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Clear-cutting loosens up carbon stored in forest soils, increasing the chances it will return to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change, a new study ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — The unique features and blending characters of a new roundworm species, discovered in India, make the nematode an intermediary or connecting link between two supposedly distant genera. The new worm ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — While farm soil grows the world's food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. But here's the scientific dirt: Soil can ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied the advantages of reducing greenhouse gases in croplands of a region in Spain. Results will allow researchers to make progress in the regional knowledge to reduce costs and ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a new study ... read more

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