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Global Agriculture

2/27/2013

At the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Boston two weeks ago, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) sponsored a symposium with a lyrical name:...

9/16/2012

A critical examination of an African “agroforestry” system, in which maize (corn) is grown with nitrogen-fixing trees, has yielded good news for resource-poor African farmers. Maize...

6/11/2012

An Israeli-American scientist and 52-year member of the Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy has been named the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate. The selection of Daniel...

5/30/2012

“Aerobic” rice—rice that grows well under dry conditions in the absence of flooding—offers a promising means to combat the looming water crisis. Farmers can use 30 to 40%...

5/1/2012

Colorado State University precision farming expert, Raj Khosla, was on one of his frequent trips to India last December when an odd piece of roadside farm equipment caught his eye. The machine was...

4/16/2012

North American growers have been practicing precision agriculture for decades, and one look at the average farm shows why. Fields are dozens to hundreds of acres in size, making it wise to tailor...