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Crop Performance Matters When Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2011-09-06 07:00:54

  Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That's the conclusion of a study in the Sept.-Oct. issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as tillage on the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide. Expressing emissions per unit of crop yield rather than on a more conventional per area basis produced very different results, says the study's leader, Rod Venterea, research soil...

2011-07-14 15:08:50

There is literally a way to undercut dust emissions in the very driest parts of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia Plateau region, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. Brenton Sharratt, research leader at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit in Pullman, Wash., found that undercutting is a promising conservation tillage technique on fallow fields. ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research...

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2008-11-10 10:56:40

A new study in Agronomy Journal shows the differing effects of tillage practice and rotation on peanut crop yield and the development of pests. The increasing popularity of reduced tillage on crops has not only been an important development in combating soil erosion, but it has also been associated with increasing organic material and producing high crop yields. For peanut crops, however, reduced tillage has not gained a large acceptance as a viable practice, as findings of inconsistent...

2008-09-21 03:00:18

By Hawkins, Gary L Gaskin, Julia; Risse, L Mark The drought in the southeastern United States over the past two years has made national news. In some areas of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, surface and ground water sources are still stressed, and farmers are being asked to cut their usage of irrigation water. One approach to conserving water is conservation tillage systems. Conservation tillage systems plant the summer cash crop directly into a killed winter cover crop with minimal or no...


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