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Sustainable Agronomy Conference: Science Meets Practice

The Sustainable Agronomy Conference, sponsored by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) June 26-27, “will bring together the best science and the best practitioners to advance sustainability,” says Gary Pierzynski, ASA president.
17-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Less Water, Same Texas Cotton

In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to water cotton fields. However, the aquifer is running low. Scientists from the area are working to find the best irrigation method for cotton that uses the least water.
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


What Considerations Go Into Rehabilitating Land Back to Native Grasses?

More neighborhoods are incorporating native grasses to their landscapes—but it’s not as easy as one might think. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 15 Soils Matter blog outlines the necessary conditions to rehabilitate land back to...
15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Can I Use Natural Materials to Build Soil Fertility in My Garden?

Healthy, fertile soil feeds our garden’s growth. The May 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to build soil health in two words: organic matter!
7-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Plant Breeders Balance Shared Innovation, Revenue

Crop breeding research and innovation requires funding. But funding—and revenue from the crops developed—is increasingly hard to obtain.In response, a group of plant breeders met to discuss best practices. A recent paper summarizes their...
2-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


What Is a “Green Roof” and Are They Helpful to the Environment?

The concrete jungle is anything but natural. But there are ways to help it be a little greener. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 1 Soils Matter blog explains what green roofs are, and how they benefit urban life.
1-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Corn with Straw Mulch Builds Yield, Soil Carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.
25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Keeping Your Lawn Healthy Benefits You as Well

Many homeowners appreciate the springy feel of a healthy lawn. But what are the tricks to keeping your lawn healthy? The April 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to maintain your lawn, and where to find resources specific to your region.
23-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts on Drought and Dust

The 1930s Dust Bowl was a singular event in U.S. history, but Dust Bowl-like droughts and conditions do still occur. Experts are available to discuss what events like the 2012 U.S. drought mean for us now and how we can prepare for similar events in...
8-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST

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American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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