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7/24/2014

How quickly a lake fills after water is drawn for irrigation or drinking is easily measured, but that’s not true for underground water reserves, called aquifers. Because it takes place...

7/22/2014

Already cherished as wildlife habitat, red oak bottomlands in the Mississippi River floodplain may offer another benefit to the environment and to people. These forested wetlands accrue...

7/11/2014

In Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other big New Mexico cities, nearly every public golf course is watered today with treated city wastewater rather than precious potable water. And across the U.S....

6/16/2014

Cover crops, such as red clover and rye, are proven tools for curbing fertilizer runoff and erosion from farms. “But we also know they do more,” says Colorado State University crop...

6/6/2014

The phrase “water security” is being used more often in the media these days.  But what does it mean?  How does it relate to those of us who are concerned with crop...

5/27/2014

Nitrogen gas makes up 80% of the air we breathe. Although nitrogen is an inert gas—it doesn’t react easily with other elements—it is essential to all life on earth. Chemical...

5/16/2014

A recent study published in Agronomy Journal provides information important to farmers growing oilseed crops. In...

5/12/2014

For the past 20 years, researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Many of these findings have suggested that soil organic carbon (SOC) can be sequestered in soil, or...

5/5/2014

Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a ...

4/17/2014

New Zealand’s pastoral landscapes are some of the loveliest in the world, but they also contain a hidden threat. Many of the country’s pasture soils have become enriched in cadmium...