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11/25/2013

A recent study shows that high-yielding, modern corn hybrids take up not only more nitrogen from soil but more micronutrients such as zinc, iron, manganese and copper. Nitrogen fertilizer rates...

10/23/2013

The soil in industrial cities is often an overlooked resource. Years of manufacturing or other industrial processes can leave contaminants in the soils and scare residents away from using the land...

10/22/2013

It’s well known that significant amounts of fertilizer nitrogen (N) applied during crop production are lost to ground and surface waters as nitrate. Less emphasis has been placed on losses...

10/2/2013

In many cities around the world, patrons of high-end restaurants want quality food that is flavorful and fresh. To satisfy their guests, chefs are looking closer and closer to home – to...

9/4/2013

Wheat is the world’s second major staple crop behind rice, and its cultivation also consumes a great deal of the world’s water. Around 20% of the global wheat crop is now irrigated,...

7/14/2013

In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm...

7/10/2013

Winter annual weeds, such as field pennycress and henbit, have grown into a serious management concern in no-till corn and soybean for some growers. Managing these weeds before planting no-till...

7/1/2013

The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their operations. A new study published in the July-August issue...

7/1/2013

To most, injera is a novelty encountered only in Ethiopian restaurants, but in Ethiopia itself this spongy, pancake-like bread is a household staple. Plant breeders from Ethiopia and Norway have...

6/12/2013

Over a dozen members of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA were part of a research team that found that crop models predicting yields for one of the world’s most important crops begin to disagree under...