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IYP Pulses & pulse research in CSSA's web stories

1/6/2016

Nitrogen fixation is one of the best examples of cooperation in nature. Soil microbes – naturally occurring bacteria in the soil – work with plants to pull nitrogen from the air. They...

12/28/2015

Many cultures have a tradition of eating dried beans, peas, or lentils on New Year’s Eve. The round, coin-shaped seeds and their ability to expand when cooked provide a visual link to...

12/17/2015

The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). And, no, they don’t mean the pulse you take to measure your heartbeat.

Pulses are edible grain legumes – think...

10/15/2015

In the movie “The Martian,” the main character, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), is stranded on Mars and must rely on his own super-science knowledge to survive. Because...

2/23/2015

Recent research in Mexico suggests rotating the use of a local cover crop can improve soil fertility and yields of maize (corn) harvests.

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10/15/2014

In 1944, the year Bir Bahadur (B.B.) Singh was born in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, Indian agriculture was in shambles. During nearly 200 years of British rule, the country’s...

8/11/2014

Like many scientific findings, this one started out with an inkling and a passing conversation. To hear Henry Thompson tell it, a chance meeting on campus led to a decade-long project that would...

6/6/2014

Popular diets across the world typically focus on the right balance of essential components like protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These items are called macronutrients, and we consume them in...

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